Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Curridabat, Costa Rica

Curridabat, Costa Rica (also called “Curri” by locals) is a vibrant and growing city located in the southern section of the Central Valley. This unique city offers visitors and residents alike a wealth of opportunities to explore its natural beauty, culture, and thriving economy.

One of the city’s top tourist sites is the famous Orosi River, which runs through the heart of the city and offers breathtaking views of its surrounding lush green landscapes. Visitors can also enjoy the nearby Orosi Valley, known for its stunning waterfalls and scenic mountain trails.

Curridabat is also known for its commitment to sustainability and livability, as demonstrated by its Ciudad Dulce (Sweet City) initiative. This master planning vision aims to create a more walkable and bike-friendly city, with green spaces, pollinator cultivation, and pedestrian-friendly streets that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. For expats, Curridabat’s size and unique perspective may be an interesting differentiator from other satellite cities surrounding San José.

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Curridabat Location

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Curridabat Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Monsoon

The best time to visit Curridabat is during the dry season, which runs from December to April., when the weather is sunny and warm with lower humidity levels, making it ideal for outdoor activities. The wet season, which runs from May to November, brings more rainfall and higher humidity levels, but it can also be a good time to visit for those interested in lush greenery and fewer crowds. The average high temperature ranges from 26°C (79°F) to 28°C (83°F) while the average low temperature ranges from 15°C (59°F) to 20°C (68°F).

Curridabat Weather

San José, CR
8:19 am
weather icon 22°C | °F
L: 22° H: 22°
clear sky
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:17 am
Sunset: 5:59 pm

At a Glance

Population: 28,817 (2011 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Curridabat, Granadilla, Sanchez, Tirrazes

Largest Regional City: San José

Vibe: city, locals town, urban

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 27 kilometers (16.75 miles) – approx. 30 minutes without heavy traffic


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