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Santiago de Puriscal

A hidden gem in the western mountains of Costa Rica

The beautiful county of Puriscal is located within the province of San José, just one hour South West from the capital city San José. There are eight districts within this county with altitudes ranging from 430 to 1,160 meters above sea level. Interspersed throughout picturesque mountains, these districts host many charming communities each with their own church, football field, typical restaurants and pulperias (convenience stores). In all, these communities comprise a total population of roughly 30,000 inhabitants including hundreds of expatriates from around the world.

The main business center, Santiago, sits at an altitude of 1,105 m above sea level and while is retains its small town appeal, it offers all services including three grocery stores, several hardware stores, major banks, quality doctors and dentists, pharmacies, skilled beauticians, charming boutiques, excellent restaurants and even a little taste of nightlife.
The recent opening of a full service emergency hospital in Puriscal is a major asset to the community. You will rest easy knowing that this modern facility is just minutes away. Other state and world renowned private hospitals are also accessible in about 40 minutes. As well, more specialized shopping and entertainment found in Escazú and Santa Ana are quickly accessible making day excursions to more bustling areas fun and easy.

Outside of the bustling center, the outlying areas offer a nostalgic charm and the heart of the rural culture of Costa Rica. Driving down any given road, you are sure to pass cowboys on horses, happy cows grazing in green pastures and busy chickens scratching about in tidy gardens.
Many rural traditions are preserved such as the use of oxen and their colorful carts, small sugar mills or “trapiches”, coffee plantations and the cultivation of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Puriscaleños work hard at producing and put just as much energy in to celebrating. Jovial festivities are hosted annually in each and every community. Dancing, games, great food and a colorful display of fireworks bring everyone to the streets. The biggest festivities in Puriscal also feature an impressive rodeo, and traditional horse ride (cabalgata) that attracts riders from around the country.


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Our knowledgeable staff will assist you step by step through the whole purchase process.


Enjoy A New Beginning In The Tropics of Costa Rica With Altos Los Cafetales International Community

The benefits of life in Costa Rica are many. Overall, the health of people who relocate to Costa Rica from colder regions improves dramatically. With a lower cost of living, it is easier to keep fit by taking in more of your favorite pastimes like golf and world class spa treatments. You can rest assured that should you need medical care, you will receive top quality care by highly skilled doctors, at very affordable prices. It is all possible, and when you see it, you will know that Altos Los Cafetales is the perfect choice for your new beginning.

Insight on Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a highly sought after destination not only for the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit annually, but for a multitude of people from around the world who have chosen Costa Rica as their new home, for part or even year round.
Many factors contribute to Costa Rica attracting so much attention. At the top of the list is Costa Rica’s prosperous economy and long standing stable democratic government which has no military and promotes a peaceful neutrality which has long stood as a model for Central America. In addition, foreigners are genuinely welcomed by the warm, friendly Costa Rican locals, commonly referred to as “Ticos.”

Costa Rica’s tropical climate and mountainous terrain combined with its ocean shores create microclimates for all preferences. In particular, the higher elevations in and surrounding the Central Valley boast spring like temperatures year round. The beauty of nature with sweeping views in all directions make Costa Rica an unforgettable destination, and those lucky enough to live here enjoy a serene lifestyle that is increasingly harder to come by in other parts of this fast paced world.

Imagine your life in Costa Rica, with a beautiful home surrounded by lush tropical gardens and breathtaking views with countless adventures just outside your door. Whether it be an exotic getaway to the thermal waters of a majestic volcano, a weekend at a gorgeous pristine beach, or just a fun day in the city taking in theater, fabulous shopping and world-class restaurants, there is simply no whim that can’t be satisfied living in Costa Rica.