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Province of Heredia


In Heredia downtown you can be found at a distance of only 300 meters several historic buildings: The República Argentina School, the Post and Telegraph Building, the Cultural Center, the La Inmaculada Church, the watchtower El Fortín and the building from Liceo of Heredia. If you want to know, such as coffee passes from the plantation to processing to shipping, then a visit to Cafe Britt in Mercedes de Heredia is the right for you and a shopping tour in the Centro Comercial Paseo de las Flores will especially delight your wife. The university town of Heredia is just 10 kilometers away from San Jose down-town and the International Airport SJO. On a tour in the historical hub of Heredia is worthwhile to visit the parish church, the cultural center and the city park (Parque Central).

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Barva the pretty little village just 3 kilometers above Heredia offers a lot more than some believe. A visit to the Culture Museum or the coffee museum are just a few examples. In addition, Barva is the ideal starting point for a hike in a fairytale forest to the lagoon of the volcano.

Santo Domingo

A historically valuable relic of earlier times is the Church of El Carmen. Santo Domingo of Heredia is the home to some Hoteles, Restaurants, Bars, Supermarkets, Bakeries, Butcher Shops etc. Even the world famous Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad - INBio is located in Santo Domingo de Heredia.

Santa Barbara

If you attach importance to sustainable tourism, You can stay at the Hotel Finca Rosa Blanca Inn with fantastic views of the Central Valley. This hotel is located in a coffee plantation where organic coffee is grown. In addition, the owners care deeply about local social welfare, environmental protection and old-age provision.

San Rafael

Monte de La Cruz is a popular destination for the whole family! Only 8 km from the town you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the Central Valley and while the kids have fun on the playground you can prepare the salads, fish and meat for the barbecue in the Rancho.

San Isidro

The landmark of San Isidro de Heredia is the imposing church, the built in 1934 but was completed in 1998. Most of the elements, struts, windows, roofs, etc. were manufactured in Germany and shipped to Costa Rica.

Belén, San Antonio

San Antonio de Belen is a pretty and quiet area with excellent connections to San Jose, Heredia and Alajuela. One of the most famous attractions is the Ojo de Agua. The source promotes 23,000 liters of crystal clear water per minute. In order for the pool to be filled.

Flores, San Joaquín

San Joaquin de Flores is located 4 kilometers west of Heredia and was one of the first areas where coffee was exported to Europe. One attraction is the annual arts and crafts fair in December with many creative activities such as Wooden toys, bamboo furniture, masks, paintings etc.

San Pablo

Nestled between coffee plantations, just 3 kilometers east from the city center of Heredia is San Pablo de Heredia. As a lover of classical music we recommend the Casa Holanda, where you can enjoy a gourmet dinner by candlelight and the hosts (concert pianist) or a small orchestra will entertain you.

Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo

The Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui region dedicated specifically to the ecological, adventure and science Tourism, also include the Rio San Juan, Barra del Colorado and Tortuguero Islands of the highlights of a Costa Rica Vacation. Hint: Not to be confused with Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

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