Escazu Travel Guide

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History of Escazú

This old colonial town derives its name, Escazú, from the indigenous word Izt-kat-zu, meaning "resting stone," because it is believed that this was the area where the native Indians would stop and rest in between villages during their travels.

Legend holds that the town was originally known as La Ciudad de las Brujas, or The City of Witches, due to the indigenous people’s use of the local herbs for healing. This legendary tag led to the municipal seal illustrating a witch on a broomstick flying over the mountainous terrain and the local soccer team adopting the name Brujas (Witches) F.C.


Escazu, a small suburb of San Jose has become a favorite spot for expatriates who move to Costa Rica but want to avoid the constant heat of the beaches.

A home away from home for many North Americans, Escazu has a broad selection of restaurants found in the United States including Taco Bell, Dennys, Capital Grill, and Tony Romas. There is also, essentially, (it's not called Walmart, but is owned by it and looks the same) a Walmart located there with most items you'd find at a Walmart in the U.S.


In Escazú will open an excellent hotel.
Beacon Escazú Hotel, With 27 rooms and many facilities like the use of the WIFI that is free and the most incredible thing is that the use of the telephone is totally free for any type of call (national or international).

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