Paraíso, Costa Rica

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Lancaster Botanical Garden
Lancaster Botanical Garden
Paraíso is located in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°50′19″N 83°51′54″W / 9.83861°N 83.86500°W / 9.83861; -83.86500Coordinates: 9°50′19″N 83°51′54″W / 9.83861°N 83.86500°W / 9.83861; -83.86500
Country Costa Rica
Province Cartago
Canton Paraíso
Founded 1823
 • Total 10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)
Elevation 1,279 m (4,196 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 50,751
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone -6
Climate Am

Paraíso (Spanish pronunciation: [paɾaˈiso]) is a small city in Costa Rica, located 8 km southeast of Cartago.[1] It is a tourist attraction due to its exceptionally beautiful surrounding locales.

It was established in 1823.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

  • Lankester Botanical Gardens (named after British biologist Charles Lankester)
  • Farmer's Market in the center of town
  • Finca la Flor de Paraiso (a non-profit organic farm)

Sister cities[edit]

Paraíso has one sister city:[3]


  1. ^ "Paraiso, Cartago". Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, 1952 Edition, p. 1428
  3. ^ "Online Directory: Florida, USA." Retrieved on June 20, 2007. Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.