Cachí, Costa Rica

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Cachí is located in Costa Rica
Location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°50′N 83°48′W / 9.833°N 83.800°W / 9.833; -83.800Coordinates: 9°50′N 83°48′W / 9.833°N 83.800°W / 9.833; -83.800
Country  Costa Rica
Province Cartago Province
Canton Paraíso Canton
District Orosí District
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
Climate Af

Cachí is a small town in the Orosí Valley of Cartago Province, central Costa Rica, southeast of the provincial capital of Cartago. It lies near the eastern bank of the man-made Lake Cachí, created by the damming of the Reventazon River which before the 1970s flowed past the town. The town is connected to Ujarrás, on the other side the lake.


The town lies in an area rich with green coffee plantations, with a sugar mill dated to the early twentieth century. Of note is a wooden house built by Macedonio Quesada, the noted Tico wood carver and sculptor who named the house Casa del Sonador or Dreamer’s House, made entirely from coffee branches and bamboo.[1] The main restaurant of note is La Casona del Cafetal Restaurant.[1] Cachí' contains an Evangelical Church called Espiritu de Vida. The town is divided into several neighborhoods including Calle Boza, Pueblo Nuevo, Loaisa, Penas Blancas, Primavera, and Volio. There are three elementary schools and one high school.


  1. ^ a b "Cachí". Go Visit Costa Rica. Retrieved 26 June 2011.