Braulio Carrillo National Park is located on the eastern edge of the Central Mountain Range, between the Province of San Jose, Limon and Cartago; it is located only 24 kilometers from San Jose. The park is separated into two main parts: the Quebrada Gonzalez Sector and the Barva Sector.
Irazu Volcano National Park is located in the province of Cartago, east of San Jose City, it is part of the Central Mountain Range, this volcano is located between Poas Volcano and Turrialba Volcano.
Lankester Botanical Garden is located in the province of Cartago, on the road between Cartago and Paraiso, is located in the district of Dulce Nombre, just a few kilometers away from Cartago downtown.
Tapanti-Macizo de la Muerte National Park is located in the province of Cartago, in the district of Orosi, part of the City of Paraiso. The national park is 50 kilometers from Cartago, about a one hour drive.