Top things to do in Heredia Area

Top Choice Cafeteria in San Isidro de Heredia

Bromelias del Río

Ensconced in a tropical garden by a mountain stream, this bakery-restaurant tempts with spiked coffee drinks (hot mocha with Baileys and chocolate syrup) and decadent sandwiches, some piled high with lomito (steak),…
Costa Rican in San Isidro de Heredia

Casa Antigua Café & Restaurante

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in this atmospheric century-old colonial house with hardwood floors, painted ceilings, stained-glass windows, period furniture and detailed alcoving. Order a Baileys espresso a…
Animal Sanctuary in San Isidro de Heredia

Toucan Rescue Ranch

A decade ago, expat Leslie Howle and her husband, Jorge Murillo, started taking in sick and injured toucans. The couple found it hard to turn any animal away and eventually ended up with owls, sloths, monkeys, an ot…
Spanish in San Isidro de Heredia

Casa Azul

Tucked away just off Hwy 32 in a quaint little blue house adorned with blue curtains, antiques and hardwood floors, this Spanish–Costa Rican fusion restaurant is one of the Central Valley's most romantic spots. Popu…
Museum in Barva

Museo de Cultura Popular

Housed in a restored 19th-century farmhouse 1.5km southeast of Barva, this tiny museum surrounded by well-labeled gardens is run by the Universidad Nacional. Visitors can tour rooms full of antique furniture, textil…
Cultural in Barva

Feria de la Mascarada

Every year the city hosts the Feria de la Mascarada, a tradition with roots in the colonial era. Participants don massive colorful masks (some weighing 20kg), and gather to dance and parade around the town square. D…
Cafe in Heredia

Ohana Waffle & Coffee Bar

Inside this slim, blue cubbyhole cafe, complete with pineapple wallpaper, you'll find the best sweet snacks in town. Order egg waffles and choose from 50 types of toppings. Mix-and-match flavors like chocolate and c…
Museum in Heredia

Casa de la Cultura

Occupying a privileged position on the corner of the plaza just above the church, this low-lying Spanish structure dates back to the late 18th century. At one point it served as the residence of President Alfredo Go…
Market in Heredia

Mercado Municipal

You can fill up for a couple of thousand colones at the Mercado Municipal, which has sodas to spare and plenty of very fresh groceries.
Church in Heredia

Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción

Built in 1797, this striking white church facing wide, pleasant Parque Central is still in use. The church's thick-walled, squat construction is attractive in a Volkswagen Beetle sort of way. The solid shape has wit…