Things to Do in Cartago

Welcome to Cartago, a captivating gem nestled in the heart of Costa Rica, where history, nature, and culture converge to offer an unforgettable experience for every traveler. As the former capital of Costa Rica, Cartago boasts a rich tapestry of historical wonders waiting to be explored.

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Immerse yourself in the architectural marvels of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, a sacred pilgrimage site with a fascinating backstory. The basilica houses the revered La Negrita, a small, dark statue of the Virgin Mary, drawing pilgrims from far and wide seeking blessings and miracles.

Nature enthusiasts will be enchanted by the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Cartago. The nearby Irazú Volcano National Park invites you to witness the powerful beauty of one of Costa Rica's highest and most iconic volcanoes. Revel in the panoramic views from the summit, where on a clear day, both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans are visible.

For those seeking a taste of local life, explore the bustling markets of Cartago, where vibrant colors and lively chatter create a vibrant atmosphere. Indulge in authentic Costa Rican cuisine, savoring local delicacies and experiencing the warmth of Tico hospitality.

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