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This neighborhood is okay.


There are many good restaurants.


Lower cost of living for remote workers.

Remote work

This neighborhood has a good amount of places to work outside the house.

Just outside of San Jose, Heredia has the feel of a small mountain town but is just a short drive to the big city. Colorful and modern Esencialmente makes for a great coworking spaceto and is just above the delicious Esencia Mercadito. Studio Coworking & Learning is another good option for working with a slick design and friendly hosts. The last coworking space in the city is Beeworking which offers monthly talks and events for entrepreneurs. Kawah Cafe with mouthwatering desserts and Estadero Bistro and Cafe, an artsy Colombian spot. Both have good WiFi and are nice places to hunker down for aproductive afternoon

If you’ve been hiding out in the coworking spaces in the outer areas of town, head to the center where you’ll pass El Fortin, an old watchtower, and stop by Armonia cafe for a mug of coffee. Soberano's may have the best Asian fusion food in Costa Rica and is a good choice for lunch or dinner. Perhaps the most interesting spot in the city is Park Cafe which is part cafe, part antique store, and part fine dining establishment. For nightlife, many bars are sprinkled around the main streets in the center of town. Beer lovers will especially like hanging around Artisan Brew Pub.

One of the most attractive things about Heredia is how easy it is to get out and explore the surrounding area. Not far from the city, the Britt Coffee Tour is a great place for caffeine addicts who want to learn about Costa Rica’s most famous coffee producer while sampling the product.  Braulio Carrillo National Park, featuring the Barva Volcano, is just a short drive away and nature lovers should make a special trip to Toucan Rescue Ranch where you can take a sloth and coffee tour.

Kayla Kurin
August 31, 2022
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Kayla Kurin is a travel, health, and fiction writer from Canada. She is the author of Where Can I Find Wifi? Work Anywhere, Travel Forever: Tales of a Digital Nomad and The Nomadic Art of Budget Travel...

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