La Garita, Costa Rica, a small town situated near Alajuela and the international airport, is primarily a bedroom community. However, it is conveniently located near larger cities such as Alajuela, San José, Atenas, and Grecia. The town is popular among Costa Ricans as a second home location and is gaining popularity among expats due to its accessibility and location. Moreover, it is just a short 26 km (16 mile) drive to Poas Volcano, and its proximity to several waterfalls and national parks is an added advantage. La Garita is renowned for its numerous plant nurseries, botanic gardens, and the Zoo Avenue animal rehabilitation center. Expats seeking a quieter pace and direct highway access to multiple towns and activities may find La Garita a favorable option, given its lower cost of living compared to other communities with more developed infrastructure and amenities, but at a higher cost.