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Welcome to Budget Green Hotels & Tours San Jose Costa Rica.
We offer two hotel hostel ideal for backpacker and budget travelers in the middle of the action, near to almost all the bus stations to travel around the country and outside (Panama, Nicaragua). You will find banks, malls, museums, casinos, sportbooks, theaters ..

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Our hotels could be your base for first and last night and transit around the country. We offer you security box, luggage store, laundry sevice, pick up airport, free tourist information, tours, rent a car. We are so friendly, you can be sure we will always try to do our best for your comfort in our hotels.

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Cartago City Information in Costa Rica

Cartago Also known as the Ancient Metropoli, Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica until 1823, when this title was transferred to the city of San Jose. It is a relatively small province, with barely 3.124 km2 and almost 35 000 inhabitants. It is perhaps Costa Rican most important area in matters of colonial art. The best example is the temple of Orosi, dating back to 1743, a historical jewel that was witness to the birth of a nation.

Cartago has a humid, tropical climate. Its mountain system is made up of two mountain ranges: the Central, is where we find the Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes. The Talamanca mountain range is the other great mountain formation of the province. The imposing Cerro Chirripo, the highest point in Costa Rica, is located here, at 3.600 meters over sea level.

Cartago is a land of traditions and religiosity. To the north we find the national monument of Guayabo, located on the outskirts of the town of Turrialba. In Guayabo, visitors may admire the enigmatic constructions, dating back to Pre-Colombian times. It is one of the largest archeological areas discovered in the country. Mounds, bridges, plazas and highways, as well as an aqueduct that is still working, are some of the remains of ancient cultures.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Angels Basilica at the center of the city of Cartago- is the most important religious activity of Costa Rica. Celebrated each August 2nd, here attend millions of people from all around the country.

Nevertheless, the main attraction of Cartago could be the Irazu volcano, a splendid giant which still remains active, whose five craters gather thousands of tourists yearly. It is the volcano found at highest altitude in the country, 3.432 meters over sea level. Several rivers nurturing the basins of others, like Chirripo, Reventazon, Sarapiqui­ and Grande de Tarcoles are born here.





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