Heredia Guide Introduction
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Heredia Guide Introduction


Located just 10 kilometers from the bustle of capital city San José, Heredia is a historic colonial city surrounded by spectacular volcanoes and lush, verdant vegetation. Founded in the 1580's as the town of Cubujuquí, Heredia spent a stint under the name Villavieja before taking on its present name in 1763.

As a Spanish colonial city, Heredia was home to the Spanish aristrocracy, who made their millions exporting Costa Rica's excellent coffees. The Spaniards built a lovely city of orderly streets, charming colonial buildings and attractive open spaces. Een today Heredia conserves its small city atmosphere and charming colonial elegance.

Along with a gaggle of sights of great historical and architectural value, Heredia also serves as an excellent jumping board for a wide range of excursions and activities: mountain villages, hiking, kayaking, national parks and much more. What are you waiting for? Discover Heredia today!

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