Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Cartago

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of Cartago. This city's coffee shops, hot springs and mountain views draw many visitors. Parque Nacional and National Museum of Costa Rica are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Cartago

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Cartago has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Amusement Park San Jose (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cartago

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Cartago is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parque Nacional (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Lankester Botanical Garden (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Irazu Volcano National Park (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Parque Espana (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Morazan Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cartago

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 16.2 mi (26 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 21.4 mi (34.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cartago?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 113 holiday lettings around Cartago. From 55 flats & apartments to 31 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cartago?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cartago:

  • San José: 16 holiday homes
  • Hospital: 35 holiday homes
  • Cariari: 19 holiday homes
  • Rohrmoser: 39 holiday homes
  • Merced: 22 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cartago? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cartago. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lankester Botanical Garden: 265 holiday lettings
  • Our Lady of the Angels Basilica: 308 holiday lettings
  • Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles: 307 holiday lettings
  • Las Ruinas de la Parroquia: 315 holiday lettings
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens: 423 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cartago listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Cartago?

Yes, of course. offers 55 Flats in Cartago. Our other popular types of Cartago holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 55 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cartago?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Cartago. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.