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Cartago, home of many historic monuments

Known as the Ancient Metropoli, Cartago is Costa Rica’s most important area in matters of colonial art. It is a land of traditions and religiosity. You'll admire the Irazú(at highest altitude in the country, 3.432 meters over sea level) and Turrialba volcanoes; and also the imposing Cerro Chirripó, the highest point in Costa Rica (3.600 meters over sea level).


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Close to the region of San Jose, Cartago is one of the more frequently traveled regions in the country. This destination is perfect for a day trip where you can go rafting, climbing, exploring volcanoes and national parks, and visit historic buildings. Select one of the following to learn more :

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Visiting all these places will certainly make you hungry. Like any other places, Cartago has many restaurants that will meet the highest requirements of those who know what they love in terms of gastronomy. According to Tripadvisor, there are 10 restaurants that stand out from the others with a score of 4 or more on 5. In those 10, Andiamo, La Hildalguia and Novillo Alegre hit a 4.5/5. Bocadito Del Cielo hits a 4/5. Which such great scores, there’s no doubt that hospitality, a great ambiance and exquisite food are on the menu as well.

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