Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Escazú, Costa Rica

Escazú, Costa Rica, is often referred to as “Beverly Hills” of Costa Rica due to its upscale diversity of shopping, dining, and nightlife. Along with a large number of embassies along “Embassy Row,” Escazú boasts luxury amenities such as country clubs, world-renowned medical, and all the creature comforts of other international cities. It’s location next to capitol city, San José, can’t be beat. Due to this reputation, it’s not surprising Escazú is one of the most expensive cities in the country but also one of the most expat friendly.

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Escazú Location

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Escazú Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Monsoon

In Escazú, the wet season from May to November is humid and overcast with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 28°C (63°F to 82°F), while the dry season from December to April is partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 22°C to 29°C (72°F to 85°F). The weather is warm year-round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 16°C (60°F) or exceeding 29°C (85°F).

Escazú Weather

Escazú, CR
11:09 am
weather icon 26°C | °F
L: 24° H: 27°
broken clouds
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:21 am
Sunset: 5:47 pm

At a Glance

Population: 56,509 (2011 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Cerro Alto, Cerro Palomas, Escazú Centro, Guachipelin, Los Laureles, San Antonio de Escazú, San Miguel, San Rafael de Escazú

Largest Regional City: San José

Vibe: urban, shopping hub, commercial

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 17 km to 19 km depending on route taken (10.5 – 11.8 miles) – approx. 30 minutes without heavy traffic


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