Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Grecia, Costa Rica

Grecia, Costa Rica, is a charming and picturesque town located in the Central Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, waterfalls and beautiful sugar cane plantations. The town’s mild climate and well-maintained central park make it a perfect destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful getaway. Across from the park is town’s most famous attraction the Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, a unique church made entirely of pre-fabricated steel plates painted red that and shipped in from Belgium in the late 19th century.

Conveniently located near Alajuela and San José, Grecia is a more laidback lifestyle compared to the big city. It’s also situated near other smaller towns like Atenas and La Garita.

Grecia is surrounded by natural beauty including nearby Poas Volcano and many coffee farms. It’s no wonder that Grecia is a popular destination for expats seeking a more relaxed lifestyle in a small town setting.

Grecia Location

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Grecia Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Monsoon

A tropical monsoonal region, Grecia experiences abundant rainfall including during the “dry” season. March is the best month for more sun and less rain. But don’t let that scare you off, as the region is comfortable year round. The warmest month is April at 30°C (86°F), and the coolest is November at 27°C (80°F). The average annual maximum temperature is 28°C (83°F), and the average minimum is 17°C (63°F).

Grecia Weather

Grecia, CR
10:28 am
weather icon 27°C | °F
L: 26° H: 30°
clear sky
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:15 am
Sunset: 5:53 pm

At a Glance

Population: 14,859 (2011 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: El Cajon, San Isidro, Sarchi, Naranjo

Largest Regional City: Alajuela

Vibe: agricultural, tourist, natural wonders, locals town

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 27 kilometers (17 miles) – approx. 30 minutes without heavy traffic


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