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Cool place to visit while in Costa Rica

I wouldn't take a whole day to go here. However, I would definitely make it part of a trip. If... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Kevin Z
via mobile
Eerie and interesting

When our children found out that we would be going to Cartago and staying overnight, they insisted... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
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A 7 km al norte de la ciudad de Cartago y a unos 18 kilometros al sureste del Volcan Irazu, a una altitud de poco mas de 2,335 msnm., Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't take a whole day to go here. However, I would definitely make it part of a trip. If you're going to see the Irazu volcano or maybe go hiking in Prusia, then you definitely have to make a stop and visit this Sanatorio...More

Thank Kevin Z
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

When our children found out that we would be going to Cartago and staying overnight, they insisted on visiting the sanatorio. They were sure there would be ghosts and spirits around as their classmates had told them about. While we didn't experience and ghosts or...More

Thank ChrisGCR
Reviewed 7 March 2018

this is not a hotel - it is an abandoned property. I just happened to see it as we drove by it, and it was intriguing to view.

Thank shetravels4922
Reviewed 13 February 2018

You can add this destination if you go to the Irazu Volcano and surrounded attractions. It could take you about 2 hours but of course it depends how fast you want to see it. It is to believe one of the most haunted places in...More

Thank VivianE142
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Memorialized as a chapel but now only the skeletal ruins remain in a very large garden that is popular on weekends and holidays with families.

Thank Samosababa
Reviewed 7 November 2017

El Sanatorio used to be an old hospital for Tuberculosis patients. This place is amazing, but spooky at the same time, there are old legends that say you can see noons walking around taking care of children in this place. This is near Irazu Volcano,...More

Thank Ricardo G
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip excellent drive to see the country. The ruins are very interesting. No guides so bring your own information

Thank Johnpaul M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

is basically a mandatory stop if you visit Volcan Irazu. spooky bulding, and you can take amazing pictures there. weekends is overcrowled. it needs better services. maybe guides that can tell the story.

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

There's nothing to see except all the graffiti people has written through the walls. Is not scary, i didnt feel any bad energy. I would come back here again.

Thank Angelica S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Amazing! Arrived early in the morning and able to be the only group on the grounds. The building are all kept very clean and there is a lot to see and places to walk through. Interesting history and very beautiful & peaceful fields/landscape. Wishing we...More

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Response from Ricardo G | Reviewed this property |
You need to know the historical background to appreciate this place, otherwise, it's an old/abandoned building. The place is huge and you can walk around and even bring your own meal but unless you know what happened there... More