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Grecia is a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.


Get in[edit]

Buses run more or less every half an hour from San Jose for about $1.50.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las mercedes - Grecia is noted for its unique church, Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, that is made entirely of pre-fabricated steel plates painted red.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • World Of Snakes - Located only a couple of kilometers away from downtown Grecia. It's one of the biggest serpentariums in Latin-America. To get there follow the road to Alajuela. Phone # (506)2494-3700. [email protected]
  • Parque Recreativo los Chorros - This is a private owned park with two beautiful waterfalls of about 144 feet high each. This place has no restaurant and the restrooms are rustic at its best. Entrance is $5. Located in the Grecia district of Tacares. From the center of Tacares follow the north road to San Pedro de Poás for 1.5 k.m. Open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone # (506)2444-5958 Note: the official web site link has many visitor comments about crime and robberies committed in the park.
  • Central Market - A small but interesting central market with different vendors selling everything from groceries to pets. Cheap eats can be found here.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Taqueria Los Pira - Cheap and good Costa Rican junk food at its best. must try, located on the right side of the cental park.
  • El Maguey de Licho - Typical restaurant. Great for lunch. Two blocks west of the Central Park across the street from the Farmacia Central.
  • Bar Y Restaurante Grecia FC - One of the better restaurants in town. Good service. Open for lunch and dinner.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Bar Saprissa - A local hang out. Good bocas.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Mango Valley


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