In the outskirts of the City of Cartago, Pariso is often lost to visitors, but is the gateway to the flora around the area.
Beautiful Architecture and plants, it is the home of Lankaster Gardens, run by the University of Costa Rica. Many come here to see the Gardens and to visit the surrounding coffee farms. This town lies in an area surrounded by beautiful mountains cut by rivers leading to Lake Cachi, which is an artificial lake used to block water before traveling out via the Reventazon river. If your itinerary includes the City of Cartago, then perhaps you may choose to stay in the Paraiso area to get out of the bustle.