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Finding accommodation in Heredia is not a difficult task if you know where to start from. Find some tips in this article.

Located at about 10 km from San Jose which is Costa Rica's capital city, Heredia is a very popular destination with expatriates. Indeed, it is nicknamed the Ciudad de las Flores, after a very influential family which once settled in the city. Heredia is also the center of coffee production, along with being the Heredia province's economic center. Heredia is part of a metropolitan region, with a population of around 50,000 inhabitants to date.


Heredia is a very attractive city, although San Jose is more important in terms of economic activities. Heredia is, above all, deemed to be a historical and cultural city due to the presence of many historical buildings such as the Post, the House of Culture, the School of Heredia, the Escuela Republica Argentina, the Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción, the Corte Suprema de Justicia, etc. Indeed there is so much to discover and enjoy in this city.

Heredia is also a very dynamic city, hosting many shopping malls, free zones consisting of local and foreign companies, restaurants, bars, car rental and travel agencies, clubs, leisure activities, and many other amenities which make it one of the best places to live in Costa Rica.

Rent prices

As the city hosts many residential complexes, you should not have much trouble in finding an apartment. According to testimonies given by expatriates living in Heredia, you can rent an apartment for around US$ 750 in the South, taking into account charges of US$ 45 for the electricity bill, US$ 6 for the water bill and some 60 euros for a telecommunications package including television and Internet.

Find accommodation

You can definitely start your housing search by browsing the city's official portal which includes a directory. Territorial development agencies can also help you in your endeavor. Otherwise, you can browse general and specialized housing websites where you can have a better idea of types of housing that are available in Heredia and of rent prices.

Finally, registering with a real estate agency will help you find accommodation according to your needs and budget.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Accommodation in Heredia Forum 
Expat.com – Housing in Heredia 
Heredia Official Portal (directory) www.heredia.go.cr
Busco mi casa www.buscomicasa.cr
InmoTico www.inmotico.com
Mercado free inmuebles.mercadolibre.co.cr

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