Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Cartago

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of Cartago. This city's coffeehouses, hot springs and mountain views draw many visitors. Parque Nacional and National Museum of Costa Rica are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Cartago

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Cartago has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Amusement Park San Jose (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cartago

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Cartago is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Parque Nacional (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Lankester Botanical Garden (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Irazu Volcano National Park (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Parque Espana (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Morazan Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Cartago

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 16.2 mi (26 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 21.4 mi (34.4 km) away.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cartago?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cartago. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lankester Botanical Garden: 269 vacation rentals
  • Our Lady of the Angels Basilica: 307 vacation rentals
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica): 427 vacation rentals
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens: 382 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art: 409 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cartago listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cartago?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 24 Houses in Cartago. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cartago include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 52 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cartago?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Cartago. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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