The Finca Sanatorio Durán, translated as the Duran Sanatorium Estate, was named after the primary doctor and founder, Carlos Durán Cartín. The hospital was created in the early 1900s as a tuberculosis ward, a disease that Durán’s own daughter had been suffering from. As time went on, the hospital began accepting patients with other ailments including […]
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We stopped for lunch in Cartago after visiting Valcan Irazu. There was a service so could not go inside of the church. Interesting history: The Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels is consecrated to the Virgin of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, a small representation of the Virgin Mary carrying the infant Jesus, said […]
Was with my friend Samuel who was also a pastor of the Lutheran Church. I traveled quite a bit with him to small parishes across the north of Costa Rica. This was a trip back toward San Jose.
Visited here with a guide who was willing to take me off of the beaten path.
I walked a lot in San Jose. Organization at the church was loose so I had a lot of free time. I easily walked 40 miles across the city. Probably in some places not recommended yet I never felt unsafe.
This market was between my Lutheran hostel in Carmon Barrio and the main plaza in downtown San Jose.
When talking with the folks there, they said they were the biggest outdoor store of this type in Central America and their dream was becoming like REI.