Grecia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan town, noted as the cleanest city in Latin America. Housing choices include everything from in-town haciendas and more rural manors and cozy, smaller options. Center city features the hospital, central market, and weekly feria, or farmers’ market, as well as all types of modern shopping opportunities. Diverse dining options have made Grecia a destination for a relaxing social life.
The surrounding area includes many smaller barrios, usually agriculturally based. The main crops are coffee, sugar cane, and fresh fruits and vegetables. The ridges above the town offer many different housing choices to go along with in-town options. Choose your preferred style of dwelling and be 20 minutes to the airport, 40 minutes to San José, and one hour to the beach. An hour or two will have you at the nearest waterfall, coffee tour, or relaxing thermal pools near the volcano.
Grecia is a mix of long-term tico residents, to young professionals from Costa Rica’s great university system, to foreign expats seeking peace, relaxation and beauty. Known for its friendliness, the town makes everybody feel welcome. Eating out tonight? Chose traditional and delicious Costa Rican fare, and everything from Mexican, to steakhouses, Italian and Chinese options, even fast food.