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Location: Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica | Cartago, Costa Rica
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Tranquil ride through the charming streets of Cartago
Scenic views of mountains & coffee plantations
Learning about how colonial history influenced the area
Interacting with locals at Cartago's Central Market
Opportunity to sample the authentic flavors of local cuisine
Guided tour of Cartago Province
Bicycle rental & helmet
Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Jose hotel
Explore the charming town of Cartago, a sleepy oasis of Costa Rican culture and fresh air outside the big city. See the parks and historic buildings of San Jose, ride a train through the mountains, and join the locals who take their bicycles along the charming country roads.
Get started in the charming setting of Parque España, one of the oldest parks in San Jose. Cross the street to admire the view of the iconic Yellow House, and then move on to the National Liquor Factory as your local guide shares snippets of information about the landmarks along the way.
Next, a quick 10-minute hike into the hills of San Jose brings you to the Atlantic Railroad, where you board a train for the ride to Cartago. The scenic 45-minute journey will take you into the mountains and through coffee plantations to reach the next leg of your adventure.
Once you arrive in Cartago, pick up a bicycle and start cruising through the streets. Your guide makes regular stops to fill you in on all the history behind this fascinating town, and you can mingle with the locals who routinely travel by bike.
Your tour ends at the Central Market, where you can sample local life through the region's foods and flavors. Brush shoulders with locals and try out the local cuisine, gaining plenty of insights from your guide as well. When it's time to go, hop on a bus for your return to San Jose.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
Children 6 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.,
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.,
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.,
You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own.,
If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.,
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located San Jose hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
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