Just a short drive from the capital city of San Jose, deep within the north central mountain region of Costa Rica, your group will find your next stop, Hills of Heredia. This small, quaint Central American province is particularly known for its lush untouched beauty, as well as its extensive outdoor recreation options. At Hills of Heredia you will find the very best amenities, the city itself providing your group the best local eateries, spas, shopping, and historic and ecological education opportunities. Heredia is known as one of the oldest cities in the country, though it is also one of the most uncrowded and relaxing cities in Costa Rica. This, the city of flowers, has a quite pleasant 80 degree temperature average, gorgeously manicured gardens near outstanding courtyards, and many historic properties. In the midst of the city you will find Parque Central, which is surrounded on each side by unique architecture and lined with mango trees and ancient buildings.
This entire region is known for its coffee plantations and stunning volcanoes, holding within its boundaries Braulio Carrillo National Park and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. You will have the chance to see the active Poas and Irazu volcanoes, as well as the most famous waterfalls in the country. At the other end of the scope your group will also find many historically authentic 18th century houses, including Basilica of Immaculate Conception, built in 1797, as well as the old presidential House of Culture. Nearby Heredia is the 16th century city of Barva, worth a visit if you want more local history, as well as Cafe Britt, one of the absolutely most famous roasting companies in the country since 1985. A visit here will allow you to tour the beloved Heredia gardens, the famous company coffee roaster, and here locally known tales of folklore, history, and culture, providing a great introduction to this region. Your group may also choose to take their chocolate and coffee tasting session, an unbeatably fun way to end your trip to the Hills of Heredia!