Besides the capital town San José, Costa Rica offers a lot more interesting towns! The Caribbean port city Puerto Limón is quieter although it presents an interesting market in the town´s centre with multi-coloured fruits, vegetables, flowers and fabrics. Likewise the former capital city Cartago, which is the starting point of several volcano tours on Irazú, is important for Costa Rica. There can be found the La Negrita, a black Madonna, who was – as the stories tell – found there in 1635 by a woman who wanted to take the little statue with her. The Madonna statue found out of unexplained reasons her way back to her original spot two times. Inhabitants decided to build an altar around her which symbolizes now a yearly on the 2nd of August visited spot for pilgrims both for inhabitants as well as for tourists.
Another perfect possibility to discover the landscape is offered for horse-enthusiasts. The so- called horse trekking tours take you to see lower parts of the rainforest on horseback and we recommend you this activity throughout your hotel internship Costa Rica.
The guided tours can be booked for hours or for several days, depending on how much time you have. The guides for all the tours have a huge amount of knowledge about the geography of the volcanoes as well as the historic backgrounds of the villages, places and streets.
These treks are available for all abilities, as the guides will choose a horse that matches your skills.