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Information about Coronado, Costa Rica
The green and sunny Costa Rican city of Coronado is conveniently located just 10 km outside of San Jose, the country's bustling capital. Busses leave for San Jose about every twenty to thirty minutes, however if you're interested in experiencing Costa Rica's natural landscapes, Coronado also sits right on the edge of a scenic national park. Named after the Spanish conquistador Juan Vazquez de Coronado, the city was founded in 1910.
Two nearby volcanoes named Irazu and Barva have transformed the landscape of this region which at its lowest sits 1335m above sea level.
The region also has strong agricultural traditions and a variety of industries, not the least of which is tourism. It also offers a broad array of services like shops, banks, hotels and restaurants, along with prestigious institutions that include the faculty of Microbiology and the Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación en Agricultura(Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Cooperation).
Tourists are recommended to visit San Isidro, the central area of the canton. Not-to-miss attractions are: the Church of San Isidro Labrador, a neo-gothic building designed by Teodorico Quiros which dates back to 1928, Town Hall, a striking structure with colonial style baroque features, and the area's countless Victorian style homes.
As Coronado borders the Braulio Carrillo National Park, the area has become an important destination for ecotourism; this is one of the best preserved natural environments in the entire Central Valley of Costa Rica.
The peace and beauty of Coronado, together with the wide range of services that accommodate its visitors, make this a spectacular place to experience the rich culture of Costa Rica and discover the wonders of Latin America.