Coffee plantations and fresh air year around
The capital of Heredia province is the small yet quaint Heredia city, which is just 10 km from northern San Jose at the foothills of the extinct Barva Volcano. One of Costa Rica’s most historical cities, Heredia was founded in 1705 and is nicknamed "City of Flowers", due to the many beautiful gardens and wonderful flora found around here. The main attraction of Heredia is its superb colonial architecture that can be seen all over town. In the main park or plaza you can find and visit La Inmaculada Concepcion Church and El Fortin, a wonderful colonial tower of an old Spanish fort. The park is home to the La Casa de la Cultura as well, which holds historical and art exhibitions on a regular basis.