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Sightseeing in Escazu - what to see. Complete travel guide

Costa Rica is an interesting country that has many places to see despite its small territory. Visitors of this place will find here large number of nature parks, historical places of interest and various cultural complexes.
One of the largest shopping centers in Costa Rica is Multiplaza in the city of Escazu. In addition to numerous fashion stores, this big and beautifully designed mall houses several appliance … Open
The capital of the country is named San Jose. This place attracts travellers by its mild climate and unique atmosphere. At a glance the city may look like an ancient Spanish settlement, because here have survived numerous old houses. However, near them you will see new tall buildings created according to best traditions of modern architecture. The center of the city is defined by the Plaza de la Cultura. Museum of gold, National Theater and the newest Informational Centre are located around this square.
National Museum and Park Espania are just nearby. On weekdays the garden features works of local artists. Besides that tourists are offered to attend an excursion to San Jose Cathedral, see the exhibitions of Museum of Insects, Museum of Criminalistics, and Museum of History of Press. Agree, such choice of cultural facilities is truly amazing and close proximity of the sights opens up huge opportunities for sightseeing and doesn’t create any obstacles for curious travellers. Copyright
Tourists with children who choose Costa Rica for family vacations will have the opportunity to visit many amusement parks, nature reserves, and other interesting attractions. Thus, Parque … Open
Shopping lovers will be glad to visit the largest and most colorful markets of the city. Mercado Central Market is considered the largest one. Mercado Bourbon occupies the second place.

Alajuela is the second largest city of the country. The main sight of this place is a butterfly farm. Here you can also make a trip to Poas Volcano, visit craftsmen outlets and buy memorable souvenirs.
The main natural attraction of these places is the Arenal Volcano. Its last major eruption occurred in the year 2000. The height of this volcano is 1,657 meters. It is located on the territory of the national park with the same name. Here on fertile soils, rare plants and flowers grow. Many rare birds and insects can also be seen here. Currently, the volcano poses no threat to the locals, despite the fact that sometimes there are small eruptions of lava. For tourists, watching them remains a favorite entertainment.
Among the natural attractions, it is definitely worth highlighting the Island of Coconut, a trip to which will also give a lot of impressions. This is the largest uninhabited island on the Pacific Ocean. Its area is about 24 square kilometers. The whole territory of the island is covered with lush tropical vegetation. The highest point of the island is Mount Raundel-Kon. Getting to this island is not easy, but the most patient and motivated tourists will be able to see this amazing natural corner, untouched by the human hand.
Guayabo Archaeological Park also continues to be in the attention of tourists. Its area is about 220 hectares. Once, the territory of the park was a fairly large and developed city. Three thousand years ago, its territory was inhabited by about 10,000 people. In the 14th century, the city was completely emptied. Now on the territory of the park is actively being explored. Archaeologists have found here the ruins of ancient streets and houses, as well as aqueducts, which were built at the dawn of the city.
One of the largest shopping centers in Costa Rica is Multiplaza in the city of Escazu. In addition to numerous fashion stores, this big and beautifully designed mall houses several appliance … Open
Fans of beach recreation and entertainment will have the opportunity to spend a day on the charming Island of Tortuga. It also has many interesting legends about pirates and untold treasures, which they concealed in the most hidden corners of the island. Now tourists are attracted here by quiet beaches with snow-white sand, close to which come dense thickets of palm trees.
Colored clouds at night in Costa Rica Interesting architectural sights can be admired in the town of Cartago. Here is the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, which miraculously managed to survive during the last earthquake. In this basil, there is a valuable religious artifact - a statue of the Black Madonna. Equally valuable, are the elements of the ancient design preserved in the basilica.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Escazu and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Escazu
♥   Shopping area ' and Avenida Escazu' Escazú, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rohrmoser' San José, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Multiplaza Escazu' Escazú, 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Guachipelín' Escazú, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Avenida Central' San José, 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Escazu
♥   National Park 'Volcán Irazú' , 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Braulio Carrillo' , 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Volcán Poás' , 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'La Cangreja' , 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Volcán Turrialba' , 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Escazu from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Pacuare River

From the series “The Most Dangerous River Rapids for Rafting”
It must be noted that the great swirls form during the heavy rain on the river, so one should not distract the surrounding landscapes for long. Pacuare has been one of the ten best rivers for rafting on Earth for several years. Partially it is due to the wonderful surrounding landscapes. Tourists who like active recreation with the children should take into account that rafting on Pacuare is not recommended for children under 14 years. … Read further

Manuel Antonio National Park

From the series “Largest Nature Reserves on Earth”
Some areas are equipped with suspension bridges, not everyone has the courage to take a walk on them. You may take exquisite shots from the bridges since they are located in the most beautiful areas of the reserve, near the waterfalls above the wild rivers. Courageous tourists are fond of Mangrove tours in wetlands, they have an opportunity to see crocodiles and other reptiles there as well as study Damas caves. Romantics can take a walk along the gorgeous white-sand coast and watch the birds, some protected beaches of Manuel Antonio are accessible to leisure. … Read further

Sightseeing in Costa Rica: things to see

This wonderful country is mostly famous for its nature landmarks. Costa Rica is home to mysterious caves, big volcanoes, beautiful flower fields, dense forests and waterfalls. There are several active volcanoes in the country – Irazu, Arenal, Poas and Rinkon de la Vieja. All of them are located close to large settlements, so there are roads to these volcanoes and visitors are offered to attend excursions every day. … Open
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