Central Valley

Costa Rica's Central Valley is the most populated region of the country; the capital city, San José, is there and so is the Juan Santamaría airport. Most of the factories and services industries companies are also in the area; therefore, a lot of sleeper towns and cities surround and permeate the Central Valley.

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San José is the capital of Costa Rica. San José, the capital, is on a plateau in the Central Valley at 1200 m elevation.

This guide is related to the Heredia region of the Central Valley; therefore; there are references …

Cartago is a city in Costa Rica. Take the Lumaca buses in San José.


Alajuela is in Costa Rica. It is a relatively small town thus there is not very much to see in the town itself, but Alajuela is an excellent spot for beginning and ending a trip.

Turrialba is in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica Turrialba owes much of its development to the construction of a railroad, the Jungle Train, that was built in the 1880s to connect San Jose to the Caribbean.

Santa Elena is a city in Costa Rica. Santa Elena is located a little over 100 miles from San Jose Costa Rica.

San Ramon is a city in the Central Valley and also one of Costa Rica's agricultural centers.

Atenas is in Central Valley. Atenas, about 25 km west of the Juan Santamaria Airport, is advertised …

San Gerardo de Dota is a village in the province of San José, Costa Rica.

Grecia is a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Providencia is a small town on the border of the Central Valley and South Costa Rica.

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