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Map of Barva County Costa Rica
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Barva County Costa Rica

Barva de Heredia is perhaps best known for the dormant Barva Volcano, with its forest covered crater, and the National Park Braulio Carrillo. Extreme adventure for the brave tourists - try some waterfall rappelling in Sacramento de Barva. These vacation destinations are within an easy drive of the capital city San Jose.

Another part of this secluded area includes a mountain range containing a trio of peaks commonly known as The Three Marys. Barva has a cloud forest and several riparian settings where numerous rivers and Nacientes (streams) spring. Birdwatching in this area is excellent, as it is a habitat for the Quetzal, as well as many other birds, mammals and reptiles.

Barva is a small town outside Heredia, with plenty of history and culture to supplement its stunning volcano-side location. And while there you can attempt the climb of nearly 3,000m, or content yourself with some excellent hiking and wildlife encounters on the lower volcano slopes. Many tourists enjoy the coffee plantation tours operated by Costa Rica's largest coffee exporter, Cafe Britt, including a stage skit and lunch.

Mountain biking is a popular sport in the Barva region, with a cool climate and beautiful scenery along the roads. Easy bike riding in the foothills and more strenous climbing the trails to the volcanoes.

Barva Costa Rica City Street Map
The County of Barva de Heredia includes much of the land area of Braulio Carrillo National Park