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Ruinas Sanatorio Carlos Duran

A 7 km al norte de la ciudad de Cartago y a unos 18 kilometros al sureste del Volcan Irazu, a una altitud de poco mas de 2,335 msnm., Cartago, Costa Rica
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Eerie and interesting

When our children found out that we would be going to Cartago and staying overnight, they insisted... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
ChrisGCR
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San Jose, Costa Rica
via mobile
This is just a haunting empty shell of an abandoned hotel - just drive by to see it.

this is not a hotel - it is an abandoned property. I just happened to see it as we drove by it... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
shetravels4922
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Barberton, Ohio
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A 7 km al norte de la ciudad de Cartago y a unos 18 kilometros al sureste del Volcan Irazu, a una altitud de poco mas de 2,335 msnm., Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

When our children found out that we would be going to Cartago and staying overnight, they insisted on visiting the sanatorio. They were sure there would be ghosts and spirits around as their classmates had told them about. While we didn't experience and ghosts or...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

this is not a hotel - it is an abandoned property. I just happened to see it as we drove by it, and it was intriguing to view.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

You can add this destination if you go to the Irazu Volcano and surrounded attractions. It could take you about 2 hours but of course it depends how fast you want to see it. It is to believe one of the most haunted places in...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Memorialized as a chapel but now only the skeletal ruins remain in a very large garden that is popular on weekends and holidays with families.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

El Sanatorio used to be an old hospital for Tuberculosis patients. This place is amazing, but spooky at the same time, there are old legends that say you can see noons walking around taking care of children in this place. This is near Irazu Volcano,...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip excellent drive to see the country. The ruins are very interesting. No guides so bring your own information

Thank Johnpaul M
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

is basically a mandatory stop if you visit Volcan Irazu. spooky bulding, and you can take amazing pictures there. weekends is overcrowled. it needs better services. maybe guides that can tell the story.

Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

There's nothing to see except all the graffiti people has written through the walls. Is not scary, i didnt feel any bad energy. I would come back here again.

Thank Angelica S
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Amazing! Arrived early in the morning and able to be the only group on the grounds. The building are all kept very clean and there is a lot to see and places to walk through. Interesting history and very beautiful & peaceful fields/landscape. Wishing we...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Good tie in after Irazu. We did this after a visit to the Irazu volcano. Paid like two bucks. It was cool to walk around the structure and relax in a tranquil place. If you read up on its history your visit will be better...More

Thank Mike K
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DiLav03
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Ricardo G | Reviewed this property |
You need to know the historical background to appreciate this place, otherwise, it's an old/abandoned building. The place is huge and you can walk around and even bring your own meal but unless you know what happened there... More
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