Province Map of Costa Rica
CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE MAP
Reference Map of
Heredia Province Costa Rica
While Heredia Province is perhaps best known as a northern suburban
area of the
capital city of San Jose, the great majority of Heredia Province lies
the northern lowlands and rainforests of the Sarapiqui region,
Nicaragua and the San Juan River Basin.
Some of the most famous travel destinations in Heredia Costa Rica are
Barva Volcano and Braulio Carrillo National Park. The Sarapiqui River
born on the slopes of the Barva and Poas Volcanoes, and quickly becomes
larger, offering some of Costa Rica's finest locations for whitewater
Downstream (north) of the town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, the river
calm, wide and navigable. Tourist activities include wildlife
and birdwatching in this dense rainforest setting.
Organization for Tropical Studies operates the La Selva Biological
on the northern end of Braulio Carrillo National Park, offering day
and overnight camping with naturalist tour guides.
Costa Rica's National University has its campus near Heredia City, and
InBio Park National Biodiversity Institute is located in Santo Domingo
In the highlands areas of Heredia Province, tourism includes coffee
tours and Spanish language schools combined with adventure and nature
Many of these include bed and breakfasts, small hotels, and homestay
Costa Rican families.