Living in Heredia, Costa Rica. Heredia is known as La Ciudad de las Flores – the city of flowers and is the smallest province of Costa Rica’s seven, offers a variety of topography, as well as climates.
You can choose temperatures by choosing the altitude at which you live, from 72 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit at the Central Valley’s edge to the upper mountain ranges with temperatures ranging from 62 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Known for its verdant coffee plantation covered hills and volcanic national parks; this mountainous region also has dense tropical forests, stunning waterfalls and roaring rivers that make it the ideal destination, for those who wish to enjoy nature at its very best.
With several tourist attractions in Heredia, probably the most famous is the Volcan Barva, inside the Braulio Carrillo National Park.
One of the few volcanoes that tourists can climb, the Volcan Barva has wonderful green pastures at its base and majestic cloud forests near its summit. For those who want to enjoy a more relaxing trip – head north, where you can stay in fire-warmed cottages near quaint restaurants that serve simple fare cooked over coffee-wood fires. This is idyllic for those who wish to spend a quiet vacation amidst nature.
The Braulio Carrillo and Tapantí National Parks sit in the north of Heredia and are packed with a plethora of wildlife. Lush and thick due to constant rainfall, these parks offer bird lovers a rare glimpse of the quetzal, one of the most culturally significant birds in Central America.
Among the other animals that one can catch sight of are pumas and tapirs that tend to live in more dense forestation. Other attractions in Heredia include the Butterfly Farm, El Mundo de las Serpientes and Zoo Ave, which offer a less dangerous view, but an equally fantastic view of Costa Rica’s wildlife.
There is a large group of retired North Americans, as well as Europeans, in the mountain area of Los Angeles de Heredia just above San Rafael de Heredia. This group of extraordinary people has an extensive network of activities to keep the retired mind active.
They meet once a month and attend cooking classes, pottery/ceramics classes, painting classes or you name it! There is probably also something for you with Costa Rica Luxurious properties in Heredia for Sale and Rent
Only moments from the Heredia downtown area, the new Paseo de las Flores International Mall provides excellent restaurants and upscale shopping. Whether taking in a movie or shopping for a new designer handbag or shoes, you will feel right at home here.
So, here it is in a nutshell: exceptional climates, friendly people, leisure activities, fine dining and shopping, and a safe, clean city. In addition, if you want to make a beach visit, you are only a 2-hour drive from the closest beach town, Jacó and 20 minutes from the capital city San Jose.
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