Cartago Costa Rica

Information on Travel Activities, Volcanos, Real Estate, History, and Culture of the Cartago Province of Costa Rica, Volcan Poas, Irazu, Turrialba, La Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, Parroquia, and more.

  • City of Cartago

    The City of Cartago is located 14 miles souteast of San Jose. Cartago was the original colonial capital of Costa Rica.

  • Volcan Irazu

    The Irazu Volcano is the highest volcano in Costa Rica. It famously erupted the day President John F. Kennedy arrived in Costa Rica for a state visit.

  • Turrialba

    A small agricultural town that has become a jumping off point for white water rafting and kayaking enthusiasts.

Cartago at a Glance

Largest City:
Paraiso pop. 174.219

432.395 (as of 2000)

3,124 km² (1,206 sq mi)

Featured Destination:
City of Cartago

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