Santiago de Puriscal

Santiago de Puriscal, San Jose, Costa Rica

Santiago de Puriscal lies in the picturesque mountains of Costa Rica on the central Pacific slope, about an hour from San Jose and 90 minutes from several beaches. 

Mercado Central, Santiago de Puriscal, San Jose, Costa Rica

Puriscal has a growing expat community who have chosen this area for the moderate climate, rural ambience and tranquil lifestyle, not to mention the proximity to very good medical care. It’s a really great place to get away from the bustle of the city.  

Puriscal has a population of about 11,500 yet services another 30,000 in the region which supports a variety of shops, restaurants and banks. The recent addition of a state-of-the-art hospital and emergency room medical facility as well as various pharmacies  and private clinics provide support for most medical needs.