Costa Rica Heredia
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Interactive Map of the Province of Heredia in the Northeast of Costa Rica
Heredia is the fourth Province in Costa Rica. It is located just fifteen minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and is easily accesed by the major highway. It is one of the smaller provinces only encompassing 5% of national territory with an area of 2657 Km2. Even though Heredia is small it is its own bopping metropolis and is one of Costa Rica's most important Economic Centers.
Big Business in Heredia
Heredia's economy is overall quite stable as they are a mecca for business due to their Global Park and Free Trade Zone. Heredia is home to over 33 major international companies in their free trade zone known as Global Park. Click here for more information on Global Park.Some of the major companies include: Sykes, IBM, Baxter, Subway, Scotiabank, Boston Scientific, and Farmacia Hospital Clinica Biblica just to name a few.
The other major business park is called Ultra Park located in Lagunilla. Ultrapark is very modern, flashy, and high end. This chic complex hosts offices for HP, IBM, Amazon.com, Roche, Pfizer, Intel, Fujitsu, and Curtiss Wright just to name a few. Click here for more information on UltraPark.
Heredia is also currently the spot for Costa Rica's only major Conference Center the Ramada Herradura Hotel and Conference center. This is located just 15 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. Thus far it is the largest conference center space in all of Central America with capacity for almost 2000 people. Almost on a biweekly basis there are public speeches and events held there. Some of the events include Expo Vinos a wine presentation, real estate trade fairs, Expo Bodas a wedding presentation, local job fairs, Expo Bebe a presentation for parents to be, large Costa Rican companies host major events such as holiday parties, and more. Spaces can be rented for small meetings or large expositions. For more information on the hotel and conference center click here.
Heredia is also year after year the central location for many of the major national trade Expositions such as ExpoAuto, ExpoCasa, and even ExpoConstruccion. Each year these major events are held and draw a lot of attention and traffic through the area.
Heredia is also one of the top producers of coffee due to its soil and climate. In fact, it is the location for one of the best coffee tours in the country hosted by Cafe Britt for more information on the tour click here. The coffee tour is a day or half day event in which the history and process of coffee is explained in detail and integrated into a total cultural event. The tour is done in English and in Spanish. Cafe Britt is one of Costa Ric's most famous and internationally known companies for their high quality of coffee and other goodies like chocolates and souvenirs.