Cartago (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾˈtaɣo]) is a city in Costa Rica, about 25 km (16 mi) east of the capital, San José. It is at an elevation of about 1435 m (some 4,707 ft) above sea level, at the base of the Irazú Volcano. Cartago is the capital of Cartago province, and was the capital of Costa Rica from 1574 to 1824. The city covers an area of 152,68 km². It includes the districts of city downtown: Oriental, Occidental (known as the typical downtown area), San Nicolás (the main entrance to the city, at west), El Carmen (north), Dulce Nombre, San Francisco (at south, San Francisco is known commonly as Aguacaliente), and Guadalupe (Arenilla). The city is part, with the cities of San Rafael de Oreamuno and Tejar del Guarco, of a continuous urban area that, in 2008, had a population of 156,600 inhabitants, according to the Statistics and Census Institute of Costa Rica. Wikipedia
This warm abode of Cartago is a delightful place to visit in Costa Rica. After your splendid visit to Cartago, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Jaco. Take a short trip from Cartago and set some time aside to explore the Jaco. Dotted with places like Costa Rica Waterfall Tours, Jaco Beach, Atv Adventure Tours Costa Rica; it will definitely be a good idea. To explore Cartago, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!
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