Ciudad Colón

Tucked along the scenic landscape of Costa Rica’s countryside, 20 miles west of the capital city San Jose, is charming Ciudad Colón. The village has a menagerie of cultures that harmoniously blend making it a very unique destination. The University for Peace, located at the edge of town, attracts a mix of global minded, save-the-planet thinkers from more than fifty countries. This unique blend of local Costa Ricans and the UPeace global community makes this village extraordinary.

A view of Ciudad Colón.

Day time in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica.

Ciudad Colón is a great walking community with big city offerings but with a friendly, small town feel. With dozens of restaurants, numerous shops, three weekly farmer’s markets with organic offerings, Spanish schools, kilometers of hiking trails and cultural events galore, it is a great place to live or visit.

Farmers Market in Ciudad Colon.

One of three weekly farmers markets in Ciudad Colon.

Find exoctic fruit you have never tasted before.

Organic farmers market every week.

The village is nestled into the hillside with breathtaking views of Poas Volcano to the north. The year-round tropical climate and lush green landscape is noteworthy. The town is surrounded by coffee plantations and horse farms which makes this a precious destination.

With the addition of the new CR-27 expressway, the Pacific Ocean is now a short 45-minute drive away. There is an impressive list of day trips from here also; volcanoes, beaches, botanical gardens, waterfalls, coffee tours, horseback riding, museums and more.

Community Center

Daily event.

Local cafe.

One of many parks.

A park near Oasis Apartments.

Beautiful parks and gardens.

Pool and gym in Ciudad Colón.

Large swimming pool in Ciudad Colón.

A shaded park.

Pharmacy close to Oasis Apartments in Ciudad Colón.