Macizo de la Muerte Scenic Route
From San José-Cartago: If you arrive from San José, heading towards the city of Cartago, following the Florencio del Castillo highway. Instead of entering Cartago continue along the Interamericana to the south that goes along the Talamanca Cordillera and the Macizo de la Muerte. On this road, the kilometers are marked by small cement posts along the way and are always used to give directions. Approximately around the 70 kilometer post, the highest areas of the Savegre are on your right. The road serves as a limit of the valley. The entrance to San Gerardo de Dota, where you will find the largest offering for tourists, is at the height of kilometer 80. The entrance to the División is located on the 107 kilometer mark.
This is the highest point of the Interamericana; it is so called because before the road was built people traveled on foot or with ox drawn carts and because of the immense cold in the area many died. Permanently wrapped in fog, it is famous for being one of the most dangerous roads in Costa Rica. During the rainy season, landslides can partially or totally block the roads. During the dark and foggy nights, visibility can be very bad, so it is better not to travel during the night.