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Best things to do in Cartago Province

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Volcano
“So many people havent see a crater, so this is a most see and very close trip from my house”
44 locals recommend
Market
“I recommend you to visit this place because you will find a lot of restaurants, coffee places and pubs. Is located in Barrio Escalante, near San José Downtown. Website: http://www.escalante-online.com/ ”
49 locals recommend
Supermarket
“supermarket right across the street from the complex, if you need groceries you will find anything here”
22 locals recommend
Building
“the Virgin of the Angels is Costa Rica's patron saint, also known as La Negrita”
26 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Oldest Mall in Costa Rica. It's between San José town and San Pedro, so lots of other things to go around when you finis visiting the Mall.”
13 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“One of the two remaining cinemas in San Jose that are not in a Mall. Amazing building. Good movies. The main venue is really big and beautiful. They also opened a second sala which is quite small but nice comfy seats and sound. Walking distance. About 15-20 mins. Tickets and showing times: https://cinemagaly.com”
22 locals recommend
Establishment
“The site is of great archeological and cultural importance even though only a very small portion of the city has been uncovered and studied. The monument covers 540 acres (218 ha) and is located on the forested southern slope of Turrialba Volcano. The settlement was occupied between 1000 BC and 1400 AD after which it was mysteriously abandoned. The reason is still unclear and the Spanish Conquistadors and settlers did not leave any record as to whether they found the ruins.”
20 locals recommend
National Park
“Beautiful place to go hiking where you can watch different kinds of birds an animals and the beautiful nature !”
14 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This Street is for younger people. It is safe because there are many police officers Thu-Sat, you need to be aware of your belongings anyway, but do not be afraid. El Mercadito is the trendiest place these days.”
17 locals recommend
Park
“Tallest Mountain in Costa Rica, gorgeous views and one can reserve a spot to hike to the top (13,000ft) which takes a couple of days.”
17 locals recommend
Establishment
“Saturday Market 5 mins walking from your airbnb. Good organic produce. Not cheap but good quality. Fresh vegetables and fruits as well as cheeses, yoghurts, jams, granolas, cures meats, pickled veggies etc. Good breakfasts. 7am-12noon every Saturday. Most veggies are gone by 9am. Just follow the train tracks to the left as you exit the road of the house. Walk 5 min and go down towards the plaza. Beware when you walk the tracks as trains use them!!”
24 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“First Mall in Costa Rica. Lots of businesses and shops. Banks, food court. Almost everything you could possibly need. Also look at our recommendation for Multiplaza Curridabat, the upscale Shopping Mall in the area. ”
13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Momentum Pinares It’s a commercial center with an interesting range of restaurants. Inside there is a artistical theater. It is at 3.1 miles from Abitu. Address: is on the way of the highway to Cartago Navigate: https://goo.gl/maps/eGtqjtEwpaH2 ”
20 locals recommend
Park
“Picnics, one of San Jose's nicest parks and close to many coffee shops and restaurants ”
9 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is by far our favorite Shopping Mall in the area. High-end clothing stores. Movie theaters.”
11 locals recommend
Bar
“"This intimate San Pedro venue presents a different band every night. Countless performers have taken to the stage here, including legendary Cuban bandleader Chucho Valdés and Colombian pop star Juanes. Its sister club in Escazú features a similar mix of local and international bands."”
15 locals recommend