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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the second smallest country in Central America. It is better known around the world for Ex-President Oscar Arias, Nobel Prize winner, and as the country without an army.

It should also be known as a country where almost a quarter of its land has become either a national forest or an ecological reserve.
The system of national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges includes 56 areas that cover 2,2 million acres of land, equivalent to 18% of the country. In them you can find a large number of the species native to Costa Rica: 205 of  mammals, 845 of birds, 160 of amphibians, 218 of reptiles and 1,013 of salt and freshwater fish!

Also, some 10,000 species of plants are identified in Costa Rica, which is almost 4% of the total number of species that exist in the world.

Where are we?

How to get to Los Jardines
References
 

Located in the Central Valley, 20 min. west of downtown San José on the 4 lane divided highway to Ciudad Colón, in the Valley of the Sun, at 3,200 ft. above sea level, Residencias Los Jardines is:

 
5 minutes

The Forum: international office complex -Cisco, Chaquita, Procter & Gamble, Scotiabank of Costa Rica plus other National and International corporate offices.

AutoMercado: upscale grocery store, drycleaners, coffee house, film, pharmacy.
The entrance to the new highway linking the Central Valley with the central Pacific Coastal area is very near.  When completed, this new highway should make the trip  much easier and shorter than current roadways.
 
10 minutes

Multiplaza: an international, diversified shopping / entertainment mall.

CIMA Hospital: a Baylor University extension.
PriceSmart / Payless Shoes / OutBack Steak House / Marriott Court Hotel
Bowling alley, international restaurants.
 
20 minutes
Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Downtown San Jose: opera, museums, casinos, night life, government offices.
 
2 hours
to the Pacific Beaches.
 
3 hours
to the Caribbean Beaches.

 

How to get Los Jardines

From the Juan Santamaria International Airport:
(See the map)

Turn south (at the east end of the runway) from the main highway heading to Belén. Follow the meandering road generally south -there are several sharp turns, down a hill, past a stream. Follow the signs to QUALITY HOTEL or Automercado / Santa Ana.
After passing the new large shopping mall near Belen, take a right (heading west) at the "T" junction. At the Panasonic corner, turn left (south) to Santa Ana.
You will cross a long bridge over a deep river gorge, past Automercado mall on your left, past MATRA (a heavy equipment company), turn left (east) at EL LAGAR (building supply store on the left (east) side.

After about 4 blocks, turn left at the "T" junction, pass the Catholic church of Pozos about 4 blocks (400 meters), turn right (east). Proceed approximately 2 blocks (200 meters).
We are on the right hand side past the yellow walled gated compound. You will see the sign "Residencias Los Jardines".

From San José:
(See the map)

Having passed Escazu on the main highway leading to Ciudad Colón, exit Santa Ana. The QUALITY HOTEL in located at this intersection. Turn right (north) toward Belen / Airport. At EL LAGAR (a building materials supply store about 600 meters past the QUALITY HOTEL), turn right.

After about 4 blocks, turn left at the "T" junction. Pass the Catholic church of Pozos about 4 blocks (400 meters), turn right (east). Proceed approximately 2 blocks.
We are on the right hand side past the yellow walled gated compound. You will see the sign "Residencias Los Jardines".

Costa Rica map

The Forum - Santa Ana, San Jose de Costa Rica
Forum

 

Multiplaza  shopping - Santa Ana, San Jose de Costa Rica
Multiplaza

 

Cima Hospital - Santa Ana, San Jose de Costa Rica
Cima Hospital

 

Pacific Beach (Malpais) - Costa Rica
Pacific Beach (Malpais)

 

Caribbean Beach -  Costa Rica
Caribbean Beach

 

Santa Ana - San Jose map

References

1. Santa Ana, Pozos
2. Forum Business Park (Scotiabank, Chiquita, KPMG, Western Union, Procter & Gamble, Levi´s, etc.)
3. "Mega Super" and Automercado  supermarkets, Mini Malls, 18 hole Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Equestrian Riding Schools, Cycling, and many other miscelaneous activities.
4. Clothing Outlets  
5. "Construplaza" Home decoration & Construction market
6. "Compañia Mercantil" Auto Center
7. Multiplaza Mall (supermarket, banks, shopping, movie theaters, restaurants, gym, bowling, clothing repair, book stores, etc.)
8. PriceSmart, Office Depot, Plaza Roble office building (Microsoft, Citibank, LL Bean, 3COM)
9. CIMA Hospital (Baylor Hospital of Texas Extension)
10.  Escazu Town (Exclusive shopping, fine international restaurants, nightlife capital of Costa Rica)
11.  Tobías Bolaños Local Airport
12.  La Sabana Park