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Why Live in Escazú?


Escazú is a centric, highly regarded city in San José. Home to the Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty HQ, this city offers some of the best lifestyles and scenery that you can get in the whole capital.

But why live here? In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about Escazú from a local’s point of view.

A wonderful weather

The weather in Escazú is typically one of the freshest climates in the Central Valley. During the dry season, it’s common to see sunny skies and cool breeze. The rainy season brings in tropical rain, leaving the green areas lush.

For your family

Avenida Escazú

This urban, mixed-use development centralizes gastronomy, fashion, entertainment, business, and cultural events in an open space surrounded by mountains. Here you can take your children to the movie theater or make a trip to the Lego store or enjoy an extraordinary meal with your significant other at any of the restaurants– everything is within walkable distance.

Blue Valley School

One of the best private schools in the country is located in Escazú.

Color Me Mine

Take your toddlers to a relaxing afternoon of ceramics and painting at Color Me Mine in Distrito 4, where you also have access to great food, a supermarket, a bookstore, and a pharmacy.

Natural Attractions

Pico Blanco

Pico Blanco is the second highest peak in the mountains of Escazú. With an elevation of 2,428, this is a very picturesque hike. From above, you can appreciate views of the Poás and Irazú volcanoes, as well as breathtaking panoramic views of the Central Valley.

Mariposario Butterfly Kingdom

If you are looking to enjoy a pleasant outing, with a natural and colorful atmosphere, this butterfly farm is the ideal place for you to visit with family and friends.

What to do?

Jaguar Negro

Enjoy some delicious tacos and signature margaritas at Jaguar Negro. This gorgeous, trendy restaurant is located by La Paco shopping center. It’s chic and hip ambiance makes for a spectacular night out with friends!


Botaniko by Sebastian La Rocca never fails to impress. From brunch, to lunch, to cocktail hour with a live music, this is the perfect location for any occasion!

Spa Day en el Intercontinental

We all need some down time… Why not spend the day at the exclusive Spa at Intercontinental Hotel? This luxurious experience offers many different massages, facials, and other treatments, as well as access to the heated pools surrounded by the tropical gardens.

So… Why live here?

Escazú is known for having high quality healthcare clinics, hospitals, and access to the best medical professionals. If you happen to be a parent, you will have proximity to some of the best private educational centers in the country.

The citizens of Escazú have close access to the best gastronomic proposals, movie theaters, shopping centers, boutiques, and bars.

Last but not least, location-wise, Escazú is situated conveniently close to all important routes and highways and is only a 25min drive from the International Airport, as well as only an hour drive from the extraordinary beaches of the Central Pacific.


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