10 Things to Do in Heredia That You Shouldn't Miss

February 20, 2018 Darleen Reid

Discover the best top things to do in Heredia, Costa Rica including Bosque de la Hoja, INBioparque, Multiplaza, Toucan Rescue Ranch, Museo de Cultura Popular, Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Yoga Massage Therapy, Paseo de las Flores, Galeria Namu, Museo de Arte Costarricense.
Restaurants in Heredia

1. Bosque de la Hoja

Valle Central, Heredia, Costa Rica +506 2267 7200
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Bosque de la Hoja

Reviewed By Johnny B

I'm somewhat biased as I live in this area however, for those looking for a great weekend drive or stunning night time vistas of the city below, you cannot beat it. If you look carefully you'll find some quiet bars and restaurants hidden in the region, great off the beaten path roads to explore and beautiful nature all around.

Santo Domingo de Heredia 22-3100, Costa Rica +506 2507 8107
Excellent
39%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

INBioparque

An eco-tourist park that highlights all the different ecosystems of the country.

Reviewed By bfpcr - San Jose, Costa Rica

I would not waste my money going here. A tropical place as beautiful as Cost rica, how can they house such a place where the reptiles and animals are in an unhealthy state. Snakes were all skinny as if unfed, the ponds with gators were not clean, overall, the animals were not kept jn good conditions for a park that charges what it does. You can see all this and more by just walking in a national park for a third of the price. Simply embarassing.

Boulevard Camino Real | Off Autopista Prospero Fernandez Hwy, Escazu 10201, Costa Rica +506 2201 5050
Excellent
41%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 324 reviews

Multiplaza

Reviewed By Paul H - Southampton, United Kingdom

We spend an hour there, just walking around, having lunch, and going to the supermarket. It was fairly big with a lot of USA branded shops. The food court was the same with one or two local outlets. The supermarket Auto Mercado was there too. We found things somewhat expensive especially the wines. There was a cinema there too. There were not that too many people there too.

4. Toucan Rescue Ranch

San Isidro, Costa Rica +506 2268 4041
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
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1%
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5 based on 163 reviews

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of Costa Rican toucans and other wildlife. We receive and care for confiscated, sick and injured wildlife from government agencies. TRR gives animals a loving home with the goal of providing appropriate medical treatment, rehabilitation and then, when possible, returning wildlife back to its natural environment. The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a licensed Costa Rican wildlife rescue facility and a 501(c)3 charitable organization in the United States (EIN: 80-0516453).

Reviewed By GRM59 - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Amazing rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife. We loved the "Coffee With the Slothies" morning tour. It was delightful to see the sloths up close and learn how they are rehabilitated so they can hopefully be returned to their own habitat. The other animals were also interesting and our guide explained the work that goes into caring for them. Highly recommended!

Between Heredia and Barva; follow signs, Heredia, Costa Rica 506 260 1619
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Museo de Cultura Popular

Reviewed By Quincho Q - Heredia, Costa Rica

I went there recently on the Day of the Mask and there was music, food, Performances by masked gigantes, etc. I went with a friend and her small child, who had a ball. Usually, it is a quieter place, very quiet, with some permanent exhibits, classes on folk culture and cooking, and lovely Gardens. The exhibits are of traditional Costa Rican homes, furniture, etc.
Unless there is an event taking place, I would recommend it as a nice break from a busy trip. Think about binging a lunch and eating in the Gardens.
It can be a little challenging to find. Taxis should be able to get you there from Heredia without any trouble. You can take the bus from Heredia toward Barva and get off by the Musmani bakery. I would suggest taking a cab from there unless you want to hike a mile or two and ask directions along the way. It is to the east of the Heredia-Barva highway in a district called Santa Lucia.

6. Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose, Costa Rica +506 2010 1100
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.

Reviewed By Prawet J - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I did not have a chance to see inside of the National Theater but just the lobby and the outside. The Teatro Nacional Costa Rica is situated in the heart of the busy old town San Jose. The plaza in front of the building is very lively with a lot activities. According to the history, the Theater was built in 19th Century for performing art purpose and is considered the finest historic building in the country. It is worth stopping by for photos.

7. Yoga Massage Therapy

Avenida 1 | Hotel Milvia, San Pedro 11801, Costa Rica +506 8862 6498
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
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5 based on 101 reviews

Yoga Massage Therapy

Through fine technique and special ingredients your body will be exfoliated, massaged, and stretched through an invigorating session. This massage contains all of the ancient oriental knowledge and will guide you into body awareness, detox, and deep relaxation.

Reviewed By TheIrishFella - dublin and all over

I was in need of a really good massage and I used trip advisor to make my decision for me. Nyree replied quickly to my query and we arranged an appointment. When I arrived I was given a three page questionnaire to fill out which gave me some reassurance that this was a good professional outfit.
I had a quick shower at the venue and then the massage began. I almost immediately felt completely safe as I was massaged and manipulated into various positions. Afterwards there was a nice warm ginger drink available and nyree kindly took the time to answer some of my questions.
This is a case of something being expensive for a very valid reason and is certainly worth more than any number of mediocre massages.

8. Paseo de las Flores

Derechos Reservados, Santo Domingo de Heredia 40301, Costa Rica +506 2261 9898
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Paseo de las Flores

Reviewed By Chr15t1n3 - Canada

This place really surprised me! For a city the size of Heredia, I did not expect to find such a nice mall! It is bright, and large (2 floors) with plenty of shopping options including a grocery store, cinema, food court and a few restaurants.
Some movies are dubbed in Spanish while others are subtitled.

9. Galeria Namu

7th Avenue | Between 5th And 7th Streets, San Jose, Costa Rica +506 2256 3412
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
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5 based on 165 reviews

Galeria Namu

Galeria Namu is a fair trade art gallery for local and indigenous artists from Costa Rica and surrounding Central America countries. Established in 1998 at this same location, visitors to Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose can find us easily behind the Holiday Inn (across from Parque Morazan).Knowledge and passion for the artists and their work is what makes a visit to Galeria Namu special; the owner, Aisling, and her son Conall, along with their support staff love to share with visitors the background of the tribe or individual artisans and the remarkable collection of unique and very special pieces available for purchase. For the past 15 years, Galeria Namu has nurtured a relationship with the artists who create folk art, gold and jade replicas, handwoven baskets, originals paintings, tagua carvings and jewelry and much more. Visit the website for hours and a sampling of what you will encounter. Be prepared to catch their enthusiasm for fair trade with these local arts and crafts.

Reviewed By Peytonsage - Barrie, Canada

This was our second trip here and once again we were impressed by many of the items offered for sale. The baskets are such high quality crafts and it's nice to see that many of the indigenous communities they come from are identified. They also have some great reproductions of many of the pre-Columbian artifacts you see in the Gold and Jade Museums. Not your usual souvenir shop!

10. Museo de Arte Costarricense

Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana, San Jose 10109, Costa Rica +506 2256 1281
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Museo de Arte Costarricense

This museum displays works by local artists.

Reviewed By Rachel Z

It's a tiny art museum but it's free. The museum was repurposed from an airport terminal, which renders a sense of history for this museum - reminds me of Musee D'orsay! Pretty amazing collection of Latin artwork! Took an hour to finish viewing all the pieces of artwork. Then it's a good idea to take a walk in the La Sabana Park which is right behind the museum.

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