Grecia Town

Grecia

Grecia is a medium sized town nestled in the Central Valley’s rolling hills and sugar cane plantations. Located about 27 miles (43 km) northwest of the capital of San Jose, Grecia is a picturesque town with a mild climate and several worthy attractions. In Latin America, this town is known as the cleanest town. Set amidst mountains and rolling green valleys, Grecia offers great panoramic views. Attractions of the town, which make it popular tourist destination, are the Central Park, the Cathedral de la Mercedes, the Snakes Museum, a Butterfly and Insect Museum and Las Cataratas de los Chorros.

Weather:

In Grecia town, you will find the pleasant weather. In this area the average temperatures ranges between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit year round. You will always enjoy a fresh, spring-like breeze.

Accommodations:

Hotel Mango Valley:

mangovalley Perched in the lush green mountains surrounding the quaint town of Grecia, Hotel Mango Valley can be reached just within 40 minutes drive from San Jose International Airport. This hotel features rooms with cable connection, TV, WiFi and also including a private bathroom and a kitchenette equipped with a hob, microwave and a coffee maker. This hotel also serves a daily full breakfast in the garden.

Call: +506 2444 8833
+506 8656 2467
http://www.mangovalley.com/

B&B Garden Grecia:

bandbgardengrecia Situated in Santa Gertrudis, north Grecia, Hotel B&B Garden Grecia is just 30 minutes from the International Airport Juan Santa Maria and 6 minutes from the center of Grecia. This hotel provides free shuttle service and also other facilities such as tour desk, dry cleaning and laundry service. This property also has a 24-hour front desk and a garden and a free parking. Its comfortable B&B has orthopedic King mattresses and its rooms are featured with private, hot water showers and the deluxe suite includes a jacuzzi tub as well. All the rooms also include satellite TV, WiFi internet.

Call: +506 83214745 or +506 24944250
http://www.bandbgardengrecia.com/

Villas Escondidas:

Villas Escondidas is situated in Grecia, Costa Rica. It is featured with rooms with a flat-screen cable TV, a seating area and a fan. The property also features an outdoor swimming pool, a wheel-chair accessible room and provides free WiFi access. Within 15 minute walk you can reach a restaurant and a market and you can reach the town center within just 5-minute drive. Within 5 minutes by foot you can reach Los Chorritos and within 15 minutes car driving you will reach the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Call: +506 24442021
http://www.villasescondidas.com/

Finca Vibran B & B:

Situated in Grecia, Finca Vibran B & B is featured with rooms with flat-screen TV, coffee machine, minibar, private bathroom including bathrobes and free toiletries. It also offers free daily breakfast and free WiFi access and free private parking. From this hotel the town center is just 10 km away and there you will find a variety of restaurants and bars. With a 45 minutes car drive you can reach Costa Rica’s famous coffee tour.

Tel: (506) 2494-4706
Cell: (506) 87087713
http://www.fincavibranbb.com/

La Terraza B & B Guest House:

Situated in San Roque de Grecia, Costa Rica, La Terraza Guest House is just 35 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. Set along the picturesque Vigia River, La Terrazqa Guest House ensue its guest get upscale amenities and facilities within their budget. It has trio suites-La Vista, La Bella Vista and El Río Vista Apartment-Suite each of which has been professionally designed and tastefully appointed to meet the standards of discriminating travelers.

Call: 506 – 2494 – 0970
http://laterrazab-b.com/

Restaurants:

Café Delicias:

cafedelicias This cafe serves delicious cinnamon rolls, coffee drinks, sandwiches and light meals. Situated near the southwest corner of Parque Central, Cafe Delicias also has free WiFi service.

Call: 2431-4722 2442-9846
http://www.cafedelicias.com

Masqsabor:

Situated right in the heart of Grecia, Masqsabor offers a menu with a wide range of selections including plenty of options for kids. Its staff are very friendly and helpful. You will have a great experience to eat in this restaurant.

Call: +506 4030 6900
https://www.facebook.com/restaurantemasqsabor/#_=_

La Casa de Miguel:

la casa de miguel It is a great place to enjoy fun time with friends, family or fellow work. It serves a variety of dishes with excellent prices. Staff of this restaurant make its guests experience a homely like feeling. The atmosphere is modern and clean.

Call: +506 2444 6767
https://www.facebook.com/lacasademiguelgrecia#_=_

Crazy Snack:

This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine, and a variety of dishes exquisite cuts of meat, pasta, barbecue and fast food among others. You will enjoy the delicious food in a pleasant atmosphere.

Call: 50624441807
https://www.facebook.com/Crazy.Snack.1605/#_=_

El Rancho de Nelson:

This restaurant offers delicious dishes including meats, seafood and a variety of dishes in affordable prices and in high quality. This place is perfect for families and kids.

Call: 2494 1515
https://www.facebook.com/Restaurante-Rancho-de-Nelson-170390346463732#_=_

Attractions:

Casa de la Cultura:

It is a small museum that displays Spanish-colonial artifacts and other souvenirs of times past. It also represents Grecia’s reputation and has a large insect collection.

Los Chorros Waterfalls:

Los-Chorros-Waterfall-Greci Situated three miles south of Grecia, Los Chorros Waterfalls can be reached within 30 minutes from the International Airport in Alajuela. This place is perfect for an afternoon picnic or a long hike followed by a refreshing swim.

Call: +506 7091 2554

Rock Bridge:

Situated just outside the city of Grecia and joining the towns of Puente de Piedra and Rincon de Salss, the rock formation forms a natural bridge over a shallow stream. This bridge was declared as a National Site of Interest in 1994. The elaborate bridge is so otherworldly that the local legend thinks it was built by the devil. From Grecia, you can reach this site by taxi and bus with a reasonable fare.

Sugar Cane Tour:

During this tour you will visit a working trapiche, a traditional sugar press that flattens sugar cane and take sweet juices by squeezing it. This tour will allow you to follow sugar from the field to your tabletop. You will learn how it is first extracted and then processes into granulated powder. You will also find plenty of homemade goodies to sample.

Call: 2444-6656

World of Snakes:

snake world of snakes In 1994, two Austrian snale expert initiated the project World of Snakes in the tropical Costa Rica. Since it has become one of the world’s largest and most diverse projects. Situated a mile outside town, this serpentarium runs an important endangered snake breeding program. It represents more than 40 species and with the help of informative guide, guests will know about interesting facts and a bit of snake lore.

Call: 2494-3700
http://www.theworldofsnakes.com/

Central Park:

Well-maintained and clean city Grecia boasts an immaculate and beautifully landscaped central park that is dotted with huge shade trees. Bordered by the Cathedral made of a red colored metal, this park is a nice place to relax for a bit between lush tropical plants and in the shade of large trees.

Cathedral de la Mercedes:

Cathedral de la Mercedes, a red metal structure, is located at the heart of the town. It was prefabricated in Belgium and shipped to Costa Rica in 1897 and resembles a gingerbread church. It has an airy nave, bright Spanish-tile floors and a Gothic-style altar covered in marble.

Schools and Education:

In Grecia the ABC Educational Center is one of the most prestigious schools. This private and fully bilingual institution offers educational programs from kindergarten through high school. For over a decade, this school has been offering quality education to Grecia.

In Grecia there is another well-respected institution-Maria Inmaculada School. It is a private, Christian school has been opened to the community since the early 1960’s. It offers education to students from 5 to 17 years old. From this town within 20-minutes drive you can reach the city of Alajuela that also has a dozens of educational sites for children of all ages.

Neighboring towns:

Alajuela:

Alajuela is the second largest city in Costa Rica. This town is also known as one of the cleanest and safest cities in Central America.

La Fortuna:

With the size of about 12,000 hectares, La Fortuna is a small town. It boasts more of more than its famous volcano and lake. In this town you will find rivers, trails, farm lands, multitudes of plains and forests and it offers plenty of options to enjoy a variety of activities.

 

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