Nature & parks in Cartago

Top Parks & Nature Attractions in Cartago, Costa Rica

Nature & Parks in Cartago

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  • James M
    Lakeland, FL688 contributions
    Beautiful garden, and I have never seen so many orchids. They had hundreds of them and all blooming.

    This is a 26-acre park, and you can see all of it in a leisurely stride in about an hour or so. We happened to stumble in on a Sunday, and they were lots of families having picnics and just hanging out.

    There are different themed areas in the gardens, including a koi pond and plenty of incredible plant life to explore.

    The cafe was closed due to covid, but the gift shop was open, and the day we stopped in, there was a food vendor in the park.

    Parking can be limited and the road to the garden is very rough. Well worth the visit.
    Written March 21, 2021
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  • bhavesh m
    1 contribution
    The rafting in Rio Pacuare wwas amazing and really intense. Not for the afaint of heart. The tour guides were really entertaining and the pictures came out amazing. By the way, you get breakfast and lunch when you visit as well
    Written November 8, 2021
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  • Fess S
    Tucson, AZ305 contributions
    Turrialba Volcano

    Cartago

    Awesome view in early morning

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    I had to first register (although tripadvisor won't let me put the national park webpage) so find them on facebook and ask them to send you the link in how to pay. They will send you a confirmation email and then you need to pay it at the bank (if you are a foreigner) and then email them the confirmation. It was easy although a bit of a pain and when I was at the volcano I did see a couple who had just showed up.

    I slept 200 meters away at a super lodge that charged me as a single just 12,500-Albergue Cortijo El Quetzal 8822-4918. I can't believe it was so cheap and you would need 4X4 for the last bit down their driveway otherwise park on the top and walk. The cabin had a full kitchen, wifi, 2 stories, hot water and very nice host- although bring your own food.

    I did the first tour at 6:00am to be the weather although the guide said it can vary at any time of the day- but our weather was perfect so going first thing is probably a good idea. There were only 3 in this group and the rest much bigger groups- I went on a weekend.

    The walk with a guide is really pointless as there is a road all the way to the top but that is the only way. I really enjoyed the trip.
    Written May 8, 2021
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  • Nick
    Zurich, Switzerland72 contributions
    We was alone in this beautiful place a few meters away from the waterfall. We have really understood the power of the nature.
    To arrive to the waterfall do you need a 4x4 Jeep , or something similar, and 20/30min walk in a very leaning trail.
    Entrance fees 4$ per person (with parking).
    Written April 6, 2019
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