Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción
Built in 1797, this church facing a wide, pleasant Parque Central is still in use. The church's thick-walled, squat construction is...
Casa de la Cultura
The Casa de la Cultura occupies a low-lying Spanish structure that dates back to the 18th century. The building at one point served as...
This 1867 guard tower is the last remaining turret of a Spanish fortress and the official symbol of Heredia. It's a national historic...
Tico students live it up like you wouldn’t believe and La Choza is one of the long-running watering holes here.
This yellow-and-red joint with two bars has patio seating and the best beef cuts in town. As the title suggests, steak is the focal...
Lonely Planet review
The campus of Universidad Nacional, six blocks east of Parque Central, is a great place for doing a little guerrilla learning. Keep an eye out for posters advertising cultural offerings and special events happening around the city. Also, check out the marine biology department’s Museo Zoomarino, where more than 2000 displayed specimens give an overview of Costa Rica’s marine diversity. The Museo Zoomarino is not on campus, but located about 1km west of the university.