Renting in Cartago gives you a nice way to enjoy the history and culture of Costa Rica.
Once a year the town is flooded by the Romeros, who come to visit the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles. The pilgrimage is incredible to watch. People walk to Cartago from all over the country.
Cartago used to be the capital of Costa Rica and still has a lot to offer with many people living there, nearly half a million according to a 2011 survey.
You will find plenty of restaurants, shopping, and easy access to the Caribbean Coast as well as all that San Jose has to offer. The city also sits at the base of the Irazu Volcano, a worthwhile visit if living in the area.
Due to its size and density, you will find everything from luxury homes with panoramic views to smaller apartments for rent in Cartago at very affordable prices.
Renting in Cartago makes sense for those working in the industrial park in the city, but plenty of people commute into the San Jose downtown area as well for work.