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|Costa Rica Central Valley Region
With breathtaking mountains and a mild and
dry climate all year round, it is no wonder
that Costa Rica's Central Valley is where
over two-thirds or 70% of the population
resides. Located just south of San Jose Metro
Area, the Central Valley or Meseta Central
covers a large portion of the interior of
Costa Rica. Lush and green with many plantations,
farming is one of the main occupations here,
as the soil in the area is very fertile and
rich in minerals from the presence of the
two active volcanoes namely; volcan Irazu
and Volcan Poas.
More than just a visually stunning area,
Costa Rica's Central Valley has a lot to
offer in terms of arts and culture as well.
In this region you can find the oldest church
still in use in the country, the Iglesia
de San Jose Orosi which was built in 1734
in Orosi. Another famous town of this region
is Cartago,which is considered to be among
the oldest towns in the country founded in
1563. One of the finest cities in Central
America till its destruction in 1732 by the
eruption of the Irazu Volcano, Cartago is
also an important pilgrimage site as it is
home to the La Negrita, or 'The Black Virgin'.
Easily accessible from San Jose City, many
tourists visit the Central Valley on day
trips to see two to the most popular attractions
here, the Poas Volcano and the Irazu Volcano.
Both situated inside national parks of the
same name, these towering volcanoes have
played an important part in this region's
The Central Valley is a great place to call
home, and is a popular choice of residence
for businesspeople who maintain offices in
the greater San Jose area.
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in Santa Ana, which is growing
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Escazu is a hotter area of the central area.
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