Adventure Travel in Cartago

Close to the region of San Jose, Cartago is among the more frequently traveled regions in the country. The ideal destination for a day trip, this historically and culturally significant province is also a top notch adventure travel location. Home to the first Spanish settlements in Costa Rica, Cartago sits in the lush beautiful Central Valley with many wonderful tourist attractions to enjoy.

Irazu Volcano

The majestic Volcan Irazu sits northeast of Cartago City and is the largest active volcano in Costa Rica. Located inside the Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu, this volcano makes for an amazing climb with much to see at the summit. Not only are you treated to an awesome view of both the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts from atop here on a clear day, but you also get the chance see a stunning blue lake that sits inside the Diego de la Haya Crater. If you want to stay closer to the ground, do explore the lovely Lankaster Gardens and see the fantastic orchid species that are grown here.


Another exciting place for an adventure in Cartago is at Turrialba. Known as the whitewater rafting capital of the country, Turrialba provides tourists with access to both the Reventazón and Pacuare Rivers. If you still want to explore more volcanoes, then head north of the province to the Parque Nacional Volcan Turrialba. A rarely visited national park, a climb to the apex of this active volcano presents some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Adventure travel in Cartago is a great opportunity to experience nature at its very best. A wonderful tour option especially for the fearless traveler, there are a number of adventure travel companies in Cartago that not only plan out your trip for you, but also take care of all your needs. Offering a hassle free vacation to enjoy, most of these tour operators also provide bilingual guides. If you are going for an adventure tour, do keep in mind though that they can get quite expensive.

Choose the Best

When choosing an adventure travel company, remember ask for references and check credentials. A great time saver, an adventure travel company lets you experience the thrills, without you having to worry about where you are going to stay or how to get there. Do check our Adventure Travel Listings in Cartago to find a tailor made vacation to meet your needs as well as your budget.

Guanacaste Escape Adventure Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting at $779 per person
Around Beautiful Costa Rica Tour
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting at $1,216 per person
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Hotel Casa Turire
Starting at $91 / night
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Pacuare Lodge
Starting at $804 / room - All Inclusive
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Hotel Villa Florencia
Starting at $130 / night
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Starting at $339 / night
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Hotel Mango Valley
Starting at $60 / night
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Pacuare River Lodge
Starting at $368 / room - All Inclusive
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