Guidebook for Heredia, Costa Rica

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Guidebook for Heredia, Costa Rica

Essentials
Has all the basics.
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Walmart
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Has all the basics.
Smaller "boutique" grocery store - a bit more expensive but you can find imported foods here.
Fresh Market
Smaller "boutique" grocery store - a bit more expensive but you can find imported foods here.
Convenience store with the basics and some imported foods. There is also a pharmacy next door.
AMPM San Francisco
Convenience store with the basics and some imported foods. There is also a pharmacy next door.
The expensive grocery store. Plenty of imported foods.
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Auto Mercado
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The expensive grocery store. Plenty of imported foods.
Food Scene
Awesome Colombian food, and very inexpensive. Get the papa rellena.
La Parrillita de Pepe
Awesome Colombian food, and very inexpensive. Get the papa rellena.
Locally owned and independent cafe/restaurant. Free wifi and a great place to spend a few hours doing work or enjoying great food. There is also a steakhouse next door with good BBQ.
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Kawah Cafe
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Locally owned and independent cafe/restaurant. Free wifi and a great place to spend a few hours doing work or enjoying great food. There is also a steakhouse next door with good BBQ.
A cafe/restaurant chain that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free wifi. Good place to eat or have a coffee.
Spoon San Francisco de Heredia
A cafe/restaurant chain that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free wifi. Good place to eat or have a coffee.
Second location of Parrillita de Pepe. Great and cheap Colombian food. Get the papa rellena!
La Parrillita de Pepe San Joaquín
Second location of Parrillita de Pepe. Great and cheap Colombian food. Get the papa rellena!
Costa Rica's second largest public university. The few blocks in front of the university are filled with tiny restaurants and bars.
National University of Costa Rica
Costa Rica's second largest public university. The few blocks in front of the university are filled with tiny restaurants and bars.
There is a great Asian (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai) restaurant here. Moderately priced and delicious! There is also a small coffee shop with wifi here.
Centro Comercial Roble Sabana
There is a great Asian (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai) restaurant here. Moderately priced and delicious! There is also a small coffee shop with wifi here.
Great Costa Rican restaurant. More expensive than your typical casado, but the restaurant is pretty and the food is great.
La Carretica
Great Costa Rican restaurant. More expensive than your typical casado, but the restaurant is pretty and the food is great.
Great ice cream!
Pops
Great ice cream!
A small breakfast/lunch place extremely close to the apartment. Costa Rican food. I believe there is free wifi also.
La Candelaria
A small breakfast/lunch place extremely close to the apartment. Costa Rican food. I believe there is free wifi also.
A somewhat fancy restaurant for lunch and dinner. Crepes, pastas, seafood, etc. Great spot for a date.
Restaurante Oporto
A somewhat fancy restaurant for lunch and dinner. Crepes, pastas, seafood, etc. Great spot for a date.
This is a great little Brazilian café - they have great coffee and amazing Brazilian deserts. Sometimes they do lunch as well. Free wifi. Great pão de quiet (cheese bread)
Doce Menina Cafe Brazil
This is a great little Brazilian café - they have great coffee and amazing Brazilian deserts. Sometimes they do lunch as well. Free wifi. Great pão de quiet (cheese bread)
Lebanese food - cheap and delicious. Gyros, Falafel, Hummus, etc. There are three Lebanese restaurants within about a block of each other.
Comida Persa
Lebanese food - cheap and delicious. Gyros, Falafel, Hummus, etc. There are three Lebanese restaurants within about a block of each other.
Little French themed café - coffee, crepes, cute environment. Good deserts.
Entre-Nous
Little French themed café - coffee, crepes, cute environment. Good deserts.
Great sushi! Located in the same shopping center as the Banco de Costa Rica behind the pops.
Sushi Home
Great sushi! Located in the same shopping center as the Banco de Costa Rica behind the pops.
The closest you will get to authentic Mexican food - pretty good! Chilaquiles, quesadillas, huaraches, enchiladas, etc.
Tacotitlan Heredia
The closest you will get to authentic Mexican food - pretty good! Chilaquiles, quesadillas, huaraches, enchiladas, etc.
Arts & Culture
The public pool is a great place to hang out on a sunny day - about $2 for the entrance fee
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Palacio de los Deportes
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The public pool is a great place to hang out on a sunny day - about $2 for the entrance fee
Bowling!
Bol Cariari
Bowling!
Paintball here! If you get a group together, you can paintball as long as you like. They have an entire obstacle course set up - very fun.
PaintBall Arena
Paintball here! If you get a group together, you can paintball as long as you like. They have an entire obstacle course set up - very fun.
The Heredia soccer team plays here, you can buy tickets outside the stadium before a game.
Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero
The Heredia soccer team plays here, you can buy tickets outside the stadium before a game.
Sightseeing
Very colonial and quaint central park. Post office and small museum are here.
Nicolás Ulloa Central Park
Very colonial and quaint central park. Post office and small museum are here.
A cool market to check out! Plenty of fruits and veggies as well as some sodas to grab lunch.
Mercado central de Heredia
A cool market to check out! Plenty of fruits and veggies as well as some sodas to grab lunch.
A beautiful colonial style church with a nice park to play soccer.
Iglesia Católica de San Joaquín De Flores
A beautiful colonial style church with a nice park to play soccer.
Heredia's second largest park. Not much to see here, but it's a good meeting point.
Juan José Flores Park
Heredia's second largest park. Not much to see here, but it's a good meeting point.
Britt is the best coffee company in Costa Rica. You can tour their roasting facility, learn all about coffee and try coffee and taste chocolates. Lots of souvenirs here as well. Worth a trip!
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Britt Coffee Tour
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Britt is the best coffee company in Costa Rica. You can tour their roasting facility, learn all about coffee and try coffee and taste chocolates. Lots of souvenirs here as well. Worth a trip!
Everything Else
This is the train station that can take you to San José and Cartago. Much quicker, more comfortable and cheaper than the bus.
Estación del Tren
This is the train station that can take you to San José and Cartago. Much quicker, more comfortable and cheaper than the bus.
You can take Spanish lessons here!
Centro de Idiomas Intercultura
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You can take Spanish lessons here!
You can take Spanish classes here. I also teach Portuguese classes here a few nights a week.
Centro Panamericano de Idiomas - CPI
You can take Spanish classes here. I also teach Portuguese classes here a few nights a week.
Hospital - just in case. You never know!
San Vicente de Paúl Hospital
Hospital - just in case. You never know!
This is the bus stop where you can catch the bus to San Jose.
Buses Heredianos - San José
This is the bus stop where you can catch the bus to San Jose.
The closest bank to the apartment. You can withdrawal colones from the ATM or change USD/Euros at the teller.
BAC San José
The closest bank to the apartment. You can withdrawal colones from the ATM or change USD/Euros at the teller.
Post office!
Correos de Costa Rica, Sucursal Heredia.
Post office!
Shopping
A big and modern mall. You can find almost anything here.
Paseo de las Flores
A big and modern mall. You can find almost anything here.
A smaller mall - plenty of restaurants and a movie theatre.
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WeWork Plaza Real Cariari
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A smaller mall - plenty of restaurants and a movie theatre.
Drinks & Nightlife
Hard Rock Café - Bar
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Hard Rock Cafe
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Hard Rock Café - Bar
Typical university bar - lots of people, loud music, cheap beer, etc.
Bulevar Relax
Typical university bar - lots of people, loud music, cheap beer, etc.
Bar/Restaurant. A great place to watch a game and eat nachos (obviously).
Nachos Sports Bar
Bar/Restaurant. A great place to watch a game and eat nachos (obviously).
The place to go for local artisan/microbrew beer! Definitely a must see. The bar is on the second floor and is designed with recycled materials. Great appetizers as well.
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Trilogy Pub
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The place to go for local artisan/microbrew beer! Definitely a must see. The bar is on the second floor and is designed with recycled materials. Great appetizers as well.