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Costa Rica Heredia - Information
Costa Rica extends majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and its distance is barely 200 miles. Its land portion ocuppies only 20 thousand square miles. If you travel throughout the provinces of Costa Rica, it is easy to notice that in no other place you shall find fields with so many variations in their landscape and climate as here.
Costa Rica is one of most highly valued tourist destinations in this planet. This small piece of land includes all of the necessary components to satisfy the taste of thousands of travellers visiting each year. Costa Rica territorial division includes 7 provinces, that is: San Jose, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limon. Together they offer an attractive tourist destination, of almost limitless possibilities, that include extense rainforests, volcanoes, rivers travelling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest reserves.
San Jose is the country most highly populated province. Located in the Central Plateau, it extends to the northeast, crossing the impressive mountains of the Central Mountain Range, which includes national parks, forest reserves and fertile lands, with an abundance of coffee plantations. Costa Rica`s capital, San Jose, is in the Central Valley. It is an extense plain, guarded by majestic volcanoes and green hills, honoring the natural richness that exists throughout the national territory. Founded in the first half of the eighteenth century, San Jose is nowadays a city where visitors of the entire world converge; metropolis full of interesting places, faces and colors reflecting the history of a population. Its architecture is diverse, as may be the people walking its streets. In the north sector of the city you can find the most refined samples of urban development of the early last century. There are many houses and buildings of European inspiration, built with a profound Costa Rican sense of style. Among the most representative places of the city, we can mention the National Theater, Costa Ricas pride, and historically, house to some of the best artists, national as well as foreign. Inaugurated in 1897, fruit of the determination of merchants, intellectuals and politicians, who were able to identify the importance an opera house could have, to present the best artistic productions in the world. `
Nonetheless, a list of world class museums, parks, hotels, theaters and historic buildings, are some other options to be discovered by the thousands of tourists visiting San Jose yearly. Once in the city, visitors may choose among dozens of one-day tours to the most outstanding natural places, inside and out of the Central Valley, as well as having access to a great variety of sports adventures and activities for exploring.
Heredia With a territory of 2.656 km2 and a population of 75 000 inhabitants, Heredia is Costa Ricas smallest province, town appreciated for its colonial heritage and traditional architecture. A great number of adobe houses may be appreciated along the communities of Barva and Santo Domingo. The city of Heredia, best known as 'City of the Flowers', was founded in 1706, pursuant to an initiative of some 150 families dwelling there. In Heredia you still find an important number of coffee plantations, many of which have been adapted to perform guided visits with tourists. It can be delightful to enjoy the captivating process of harvesting, drying and roasting of coffee beans. `
Among the natural wonders of the province of Heredia, we find Barva volcano, a formidable colossus located at the west part of Braulio Carrillo National Park, which rises 2.906 meters over sea level. The vegetation surrounding this sleeping giant is astonishing; an ideal place for bird watching, especially for those who dream with the magnificent quetzal. On the other hand, Braulio Carrillo National Park represents the greatest natural richness near the Central Valley. A tropical rainforest, home to hundreds of plant and animal species. The dense vegetation of the park safeguards many cascades and rivers, some of which are used in sports adventures.
Sarapiqui River is another of the attractions of the province. This imposing river travels through dense vegetation, where birds are abundant and, has an ideal current for those who enjoy the rapids, with a moderate degree of difficulty. The mountainous areas of Heredia, just before crossing the Central Mountain Range, are characterized by vast extensions of forest and fair climate. Many people choose these green and fresh sites to establish themselves, to live far away from the city crowds.