Larger town that keeps its small town feel due to being the home of the largest University in Costa Rica, National University of Costa Rica, which accepts many international students. Heredia is the capital of the Heredia province, located within the San Jose metro area. It is just North West of the capital San José. And maybe a more tranquil place to stay when you need to be in or around the capital. The weather is warm year round with the most rain occurring from May-October. The town itself is unexceptional but friendly.
Costa Rica’s clunky capital is often dismissed as a dirty necessity on route to the country’s more notable beaches and jungles. If you’re on a flying visit to Costa Rica on the whole, y…
Alajuela is just west of San Jose and is the gateway to western sites like the Vulcan Poas, Grecia, and to the port of Puntarenas for charter a boat ride through the Gulf of Nicoya to islands…