Turrialba is close to many of Cartago’s well-known sights. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful Turrialba Volcano National Park and the ever-popular Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu. Two other recommended attractions that are within a short distance of Turrialba are the Monumento Nacional Guayabo and the Plaza de Peralta.
If the sun is shining, do what the locals do and head outside to the nearby green spaces. Admire the trees and flowers, read a book, or just soak up the sunshine at the Parque Nacional Tapanti and the Lankester Botanical Garden in Paraiso.
Cartago offers tourists a fascinating variety of attractions. When you are planning your stay, allow plenty of time to visit as many of them as you can. Travellers with a passion for faith and religion will enjoy the serene atmosphere at the Our Lady of the Angels Basilica and the Church of Bajo 52 Millas in Siquirres.
To browse through stores or enjoy a snack, visit Terramall in San Diego.
Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, San Jose, cheering on the popular Deportivo Saprissa. On game days follow the procession of maroon and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join local soccer lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
Finding somewhere handy to stay within Turrialba is simple. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Sanchiri Mirador & Lodge, Paraiso, the Hotel Villa Florencia, and the popular Hotel Rio Perlas Spa and Resort, Orosi.