Roughly 15 minutes from the center of San Jose lay the upscale community of Santa Ana
. The area is very popular with expatriates and their families who enjoy the modern conveniences Santa Ana has to offer as well as the trendy shops and some of the best restaurants in the country of Costa Rica
. Owner Direct Vacation Rental has a variety of accommodation choices ranging from a condo rental to apartment rental to choose from in this flourishing community.
With all of its modern conveniences, Santa Ana still maintains its traditional feel of a typical Costa Rican town with its small stores, bars, restaurants and Sunday fresh fruit and vegetable markets. Be sure to look for the glamorous bouquets of local flowers and stands full of sweet onions, which are a local crop
. Local arts and crafts can be checked out at Ceramica Santa Ana, where pottery is still made on old fashioned kick-wheels
. The vacation rental accommodation offered, whether it is condo rentals or apartment rentals are located close to these amenities as well as Costa Rica’s largest mall called the MultiPlaza
. Vacation rentals including apartment rentals can also be found in two of the country’s foremost residential estates, the Eco-Residential Villa Real and Valle del Sol
. Lodgings in either property will satisfy all your needs.
Leaving your accommodations of a apartment rental it is a short drive north of Santa Ana to the relaxing Ojo de Agua, a bathing resort which contains swimming pools and lakes formed by a natural spring
. It is also possible to drive from your accommodations to anywhere else in Costa Rica and most especially the Central Valley. The country’s main artery, the Inter-American Highway, cuts through the valley, conveniently close to Santa Ana allowing a quick getaway for travellers. Spend a day away from your vacation rentals to explore the towns of Heredia, Alajuela
, and Cartago.
A wonderful day trip begins with the city of Cartago, the first and former capital of Costa Rica. Cartago
is home of La Basilica de Los Angeles, the most important and well known church in the country
. From Cartago, continue to the magnificent Irazu Volcano. As the country’s highest active volcano, this giant rises 11,000 feet above sea level
. After your time at the volcano stop by the Lankaster Botanical Gardens. On these 11 hectares of land you will find over 3,000 species of plants, in particular a wide variety of orchids
. The final stop before returning to Santa Ana is the colonial Orosi Valley, the area famous for having the oldest church in Costa Rica
. After a full day return to your comfortable vacation rental accommodation.
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