Driving into Escazu is almost like driving into any modern city in the United States. Located along the outskirts of the western side of San Jose, Escazu is considered by many to be the country s second chance at a great city. This is an affluent city in comparison with the rest of the country with modern buildings and infrastructure. The city is located on a hillside which overlooks San Jose and Heredia. This area is comprised of three neighborhoods. They include San Rafael de Escazu, Escazu Centro and San Antonio de Escazu. Each of which are different in their own ways.
The San Rafael section is the most modern with American chain restaurants, strip malls and nice homes. For those visiting Escazu, this is an excellent place to stay. Transportation to downtown is easy, affordable and reliable. There are many great hotels and restaurants to choose from.
There are many options for activities available from the Escazu area. For those that wish to see the national museums and culture of Costa Rica, a trip to capital city San Jose is in order. There are also numerous restaurants, bars and clubs for those seeking a little night life.
Escazu is within close proximity to two golf courses. The Costa Rica Country Club offers a 9 hole course which is great for practice. They also have a pool and tennis courts. There is an 18 hole, par 72 public course in nearby Santa Ana.
Many consider the Central Valley to be the most comfortable climate in the world with temperatures usually hovering in the upper 70s during the day and lower 60s at night. The rain season here runs from May through November, though the heavy rains are generally during September and October.
Visitors should pack shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block. It is also advised to bring at least one pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt.
Fun Fact: Escazu is home to the American style Multiplaza, which is the largest shopping mall in Costa Rica. Visitors can shop for anything from Sony Computers to the latest clothing fashions and apparel.
|San Jose||6 km|
|La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano||135 km|
|Rincon de la Vieja||222 km|
|Papagayo Gulf||234 km|
|Flamingo Beach||272 km|
|Malpais-Santa Teresa||282 km|
|Manuel Antonio||164 km|
|Drake Bay||367 km|
|San Gerardo de Dota||94 km|
|Puerto Viejo||224 km|
|Braulio Carrillo||27 km|
|Poas Volcano||52 km|
|Irazu Volcano||58 km|
|Turrialba Volcano||60 km|
|Los Heroes||37 km|
Latitude: N 9° 56' 16.14"
Longitude: W 84° 8' 34.81"
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