Drive to Heredia city a coffee lover’s destination

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When you land off on this beautiful country called Costa Rica and want to visit a nice city Heredia is the right place for tourists because it has many options for visiting like Coffee tour, cultural museums, Barva volcano, Braulio Carrillo National park, restaurants, souvenirs stores and many other activities.

From San Jose downtown to Heredia city is just 30 minutes away driving in the main road (avoid the heavy traffic in the morning from 07:00 -09:00 hours and 17:00 – 19:00 hours).  Hertz Rent a Car deliver the car in your hotel with no cost. The Hertz representative will explain how to get there or for your convenience, you can rent a GPS as well to start the nice journey to this beautiful city. The Heredia people called Heredianos are very friendly and always give you a nice smile welcome you to the city; it is nice because you can experience the hospitality in every place you stop.

Some places you can visit:

The Heredia’s historic church La Inmaculada Concepcion: A majestic church built in 1796. The stained glass paintings in the church are some of the oldest in the country. This church stands in Heredia’s Central Park, and has a variety of shops and restaurants neighboring. In 1973 was declared National heritage.

The Popular Culture Museum: is located in the village of Santa Lucia de Barva at the former home of ex-president Alfredo Gonzalez Flores. Visitors to the museum will find a number of significant displays related to the 19th century in Costa Rica, including the fashion and popular culture during the period.

Barva city: one of the first towns be colonized, Barva retains much of its authentic Costa Rican flavor and so not a lot of English is spoken here. If you plan on touring this town be prepared to brush up on your Spanish while you are here.

Coffee tour de Cafe Britt: Since 1991 the Coffee Tour has educated and entertained nearly 1 million friends and coffee lovers from around the world by immersing them in a colorful journey through a working plantation and roastery. Here the Hertz clients have 50% per cent discount for the coffee tour entrance just to show the contract or the car key. http://www.coffeetour.com/


El Mercado de Heredia: The central market is a nice place to stop and appreciate the commercial Ticos´s lifestyle, here you can try local and typical food like the tortillas, natural drinks, the casado (most typical meal in Costa Rica) candies, any kind of fresh Costa Rican fruits, leather sandals, souvenirs and many, many more things. You can find some parking lots around the Market to park the car safely.    

Barva Volcano: is an excellent place to explore the majestic beauty of the Costa Rican landscape. The area around the mountain features dozens of hiking trails of varying difficulty. Stag Horn Path, which winds around the base of the volcano, offers incredible views of the Barva Lagoon, the largest caldera in Braulio Carrillo National Park. This route leads to the Copey Lagoon Trail, which also boasts remarkable views of the Central Valley.

To reach the park and Barva Volcano, you may want to consider renting a SUV 4X4 vehicle https://www.hertzcostarica.com/, as the roads leading to Braulio Carrillo are notoriously rough. You can set off from the nearby town of Sacramento; though traveling from here to the ranger station at the park, the best time to visit the Barva Volcano is the summer season for hiking.

If you want to live this experience you must wake up early and drive direct to the location, remember it is a forest part of Braulio Carrillo´s National Park and close around 15:00 hours.

Remember the security is the most important thing for you and your family so follow the instructions and recommendations from our car rental staff, police officers or the National park´s guides.

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