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Living & Studying Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

About Heredia

103,000 (greater area)
Central Costa Rica, seven miles from San José

City features

  • A college town with a laid-back atmosphere for students
  • A great location to visit historic buildings reminiscent of colonial days
  • Universidad Nacional's large campus is located on the east side of town, easily accessible by public transportation
  • Offers a welcoming community with a small town feel, yet close to big-city attractions
  • Known throughout the world for its coffee plantations and volcanic national parks just outside the city

Do more!

  • Explore charming neighborhoods of Santa Lucía, San Pablo, San Rafael, Mercedes Norte, Barva, Fátima, Santo Domingo and San Joaquín, all surrounding Heredia
  • Climb a volcano, visit a butterfly farm and take a tour of Café Britt coffee plantation
  • Visit the tropical forests, picture-perfect waterfalls and gleaming rivers that surround Heredia
  • Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the region when hiking, biking and sightseeing
  • Travel by bus (one leaves every hour) to San José or locations throughout Costa Rica

More about Heredia
Costa Rica National Chamber of Tourism

Lonely Planet Costa Rica

The Tico Times Online
Visit Costa Rica
Embassy of Costa Rica
Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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