The quaint city of San Ramón is only an hour's drive from San José and is a good place to stop on the way to Arenal or heading down to the Pacific.
It is well known in Costa Rica for its tight-knit, diverse community which has been home to three former presidents. Its main industry is dairy farming, sugar cane and of course coffee plantations.
Rolling hills and pastures give way to pristine tropical cloudforests in the highlands, noted for their variety of epiphytes, mosses and over 225 species of birds.
Few people stay in the town itself but in lodges outside which make for a good base for exploring the central highlands and beautiful mystical dense forests.
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Places near San Ramón
- El Silencio Lodge 15 miles away
- Monteverde Cloud Forest 25 miles away
- San José & Central Valley 29 miles away
- Arenal Volcano 31 miles away
- Esterillos 39 miles away
- Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui 41 miles away
- Central Pacific Coast 42 miles away
- Northern Pacific Coast 47 miles away
- Manuel Antonio 54 miles away
- Turrialba 55 miles away
- Tenorio Volcano 56 miles away
- San Gerardo de Dota 58 miles away
- Caño Negro 61 miles away
- Punta Islita 66 miles away
- Dominical 71 miles away
- Tortuguero & the Caribbean Coast 73 miles away
- Rincón de la Vieja 79 miles away
- Playa Potrero 93 miles away
- Tamarindo 95 miles away
- Golfo de Papagayo 102 miles away
- Corcovado & Osa Peninsula 111 miles away
- Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 121 miles away
- Manzanillo 127 miles away
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Accommodation choices for San Ramón
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