A family getaway that’s easy on the wallet

We often think that heading out on holiday requires a lot of money, but that’s not always how it is. That’s why we wanted to show you a place where you can get out of the house without spending too much.
35 km from San José

The Mirador de Orosi (Orosi Lookout) is a special place where you can spend time with you family, or bring your partner for an anniversary celebration.

So head to Cartago and enjoy a very pleasant Saturday or Sunday.
In fact, it is only 35 km (22 miles) from San José and, on average, it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes in car, depending on traffic.

Admission is free!

Come and enjoy its excellent weather and the cool breezes you’ve been waiting for. In addition, since it is owned by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) admission is totally free of charge – just one more reason to visit.

Get your fruit basket and other supplies ready and prepare to enjoy these verdant surroundings.

What do I need to know?

  • Hours of operation: Seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Price:Free entry
  • Services:Children’s playground, green areas, restrooms. Accessible under the provisions of Law 7600 on equality of opportunity for persons with special needs.
    There is also plenty of space to move around, barbecue spots, drinking water, security, picnic tables and parking.
  • Bus service:From Cartago on the Orosi or Cachí route.
  • Address:3 km (2 miles) from the Paraíso de Cartago church on the road to Orosi.