Say hello to the friendly, old-world charm of San Isidro – Perez Zeledon. Here you’ll find plenty of dining and shopping options, a touch of local culture and a pretty and welcoming backdrop along your trip.

San Isidro del General is a great market area and there are plenty of restaurants. Most fruits and vegetables you will find are grown in the surrounding hills and mountains. The people are friendly giving the town an old world charm.

Like many other pueblos in Costa Rica, San Isidro del General Locals have customs and celebrations that are significant to their town. If passing through it may be worthwhile to ask if any festivities are occurring and you may be in for a treat.

Weather and packing list

Surrounded by rainforest and cloud forest, the weather in San Isidro del General is fairly predictable. Expect damp conditions and dress for rain. Daytime temperatures average in the upper 70s with night time lows averaging in the mid 60s. The most consistent rain is experienced between the months of May through November with the heaviest rains September through November.

Visitors should pack shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block. It is also advised to bring at least one pair of pants, a long sleeve shirt, and even a sweat shirt or light jacket.

Fun Fact: San Isidro del General is a great launch point to climb Cerro Chirripo, which is the tallest peak in Central America.


Latitude: N 9° 22' 8.26"
Longitude: W 83° 42' 24.91"

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