Costa Rica Expat City Guide

San Ramón, Costa Rica

San Ramón, Costa Rica, is located in the Alajuela Province, known for its rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people. It is often referred to as the “City of Poets and Presidents” due to the high number of famous poets and politicians that have called it home. The locals are affectionately called moncheños, and they are proud of their heritage and community.

San Ramón has good access to several top tourist sites and natural landmarks, such as the beautiful Las Musas waterfall, the Arenal Volcano National Park, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. These attractions offer visitors a chance to experience the beauty of Costa Rica’s diverse flora and fauna, as well as explore the country’s rich history and culture.

San Ramón is also known for its vibrant expat community, which offers a range of benefits for those looking to relocate to Costa Rica. These include access to affordable healthcare, a low cost of living, and a welcoming and inclusive community.

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San Ramón Location

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San Ramón Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Monsoon

San Ramón, located at an altitude of 1,057 m (3,468 ft) above sea level, experiences warm (vs. hot) temperatures throughout the year. The average high temperature ranges from 23 °C (73.4 °F) to 27 °C (80.6 °F),  while the average low temperature ranges from 13 °C (55.4 °F) to 18 °C (64.4 °F). The period from June to October is considered the rainy or “green” season with high humidity, while November to May is the “dry season” with low humidity. 

San Ramón Weather

Paquera, CR
9:03 am
weather icon 27°C | °F
L: 27° H: 27°
overcast clouds
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:20 am
Sunset: 6:02 pm

At a Glance

Population: 8,717 (2011 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: San Ramón, Magallanes, Pacific Hills, Pacific Views

Largest Regional City: Alajuela

Vibe: mountain, rural, agricultural, natural beauty, locals town

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 43 kilometers (27 miles) – approx. 60 minutes without heavy traffic


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