Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica, is a small city located in the province of San José. Despite its small size, the city is an important hub for tourism, education, and industry, with a range of natural and cultural attractions that make it an ideal destination for visitors and expats.

One of the top tourist attractions in Ciudad Colón is the nearby Poas Volcano National Park, which offers stunning views of one of the country’s most active volcanoes. The city is also home to the Universidad para la Paz, a United Nations-mandated university that focuses on issues of peace and sustainability.

The area is well known for both equestrians and folkloric traditions.  The city has a strong sense of community, with a range of cultural events and activities that bring people together.

Colón’s economy is driven by a range of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Many expats in Ciudad Colón work in the tourism or education sectors, taking advantage of the city’s natural beauty and academic opportunities. For expats, Ciudad Colón offers a range of benefits, including a high quality of life, affordable cost of living, and excellent healthcare facilities. The city’s proximity to San José also makes it convenient for those who need access to the capitol city’s amenities and services.

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Ciudad Colón Location

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Ciudad Colón Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Savanna

Ciudad Colón experiences two distinct seasons: a dry season from December to April and a rainy season from May to November.The average high temperature ranges from 27°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F) throughout the year, with the hottest months being March and April. The average low temperature ranges from 17°C to 19°C (63°F to 68°F), with the coolest months being December and January. The maximum high temperature in Ciudad Colón can reach up to 30°C (86°F) during the hottest months, while the minimum low temperature can drop to 12°C (54°F) during the coolest months.

Ciudad Colón Weather

San José, CR
8:04 am
weather icon 21°C | °F
L: 20° H: 23°
clear sky
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:17 am
Sunset: 5:59 pm

At a Glance

Population: 16,088 (2011 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Brazil de Mora,  Ciudad Colón, Downtown, El Rodeo, Jaris de Mora, Mora

Largest Regional City: San José

Vibe: city, tourist, natural beauty, locals town, urban

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 18 kilometers (11.1 miles) – approx. 30 minutes without heavy traffic


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