- About Central Valley
- Most striking
- Important to know
- Video on The National Theater and the Gold Museum
Costa Rica’s Central Valley and surrounding highlands form the cultural and geographical base of the country. It consists of a fertile upland basin inhabited by approximately two-thirds of the country’s population. It is also home to the four most important cities in the country: San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, and the provincial capitals of Cartago, Heredia and Alajuela. Each of these urban centres possesses its own character and sense of identity, and together they form the most economically productive region of the country.
• Turquoise blue & green craters of Irazú and Poás Volcanoes.
• The thrill of paddling on river rapids!
• Hopping from shop to shop in the colorful art craft town of Sarchí.
• Dining and enjoying San José’s nightlife.
• Spotting Quetzals in the misty and colorful Savegre Valley.
• Agronomical plantations in Turrialba.
• Breathtaking views of waterfalls and butterflies in Eastern Central Valley.
• Discovering Costa Rica’s culture in art and history museums.
Sunny season from November to May
Rainy season from June to October.
Usually, in the rainy season it only rains in the afternoons.
- Take the same security precautions as in any big city.
- You can find from small boutique hotels to big hotels in this region.
- Most economic and health services (banks, and hospitals) are located here.
- All embassies and consulates are found in San José.