Barva Costa Rica: A Slower, More Traditional Pace


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For those considering real estate in Costa Rica few areas will be as alluring as Barva. With its charming colonial flavor, Barva is a small town located just 10 minutes north of the larger city Heredia and 25 miles from San Jose. It is located on the fertile slopes of the dormant Barva Volcano.

Coffee cultivation is Barva's main industry, and charming adobe home—with red tile roofs and surrounded by low thick walls—are set amidst the lush coffee fields. Further up the mountain road from Barva, large plantations and farms dot the countryside, creating a sense of a slower paced, rural Costa Rican lifestyle.   

The Barva town center revolves around a lovely central park plaza more recently endowed with statues created and donated by artists from around the country.  Local businesses offer everything from souvenirs, video stores, sodas (which are casual Costa Rican restaurants that feature typical fare), a post office, and pretty much everything you need. Take a short 10-minute drive from Barva into Heredia and you'll discover a wide range of shopping and dining.

As is true of many of Costa Rican cities and towns, Barva's large church, adorned with 19th century baroque architecture and situated across from the park, is the focal point of life for a large percentage of Barva’s inhabitants. Named after the patron Saint Bartholomew, the Barva church is rich with its own history.

The town and its church, as well as several old buildings in the town, proudly hold the distinction as one of Costa Rica's treasured national monuments - preserved for their important historical reference.

Barva real estate opportunities exist for the retiree looking to take up residence and those seeking to obtain Costa Rica investment properties. We urge you to take a few days to familiarize yourself, via winding, picturesque roads, with this charming little town and its neighbors to the north.

All Properties For Sale in Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica

House For Sale in Barva

House — Residential Sale

Barva, Barva, Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica

This house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Barva, Heredia Costa Rica, in the county of Barva. This property with view is situated in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 165,00 square meter (1.776,04...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 165.00 m² (1,776.04 sq ft)
  • $156,087

House For Sale in Barva

House — Commercial Sale

Barva, Barva, Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica

This house is located in Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica, in Barva county. This property with view is situated in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1,237.00 square meter (13,314.90 square feet), and it has an...

  • 5
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,237.00 m² (13,314.90 sq ft)
  • $265,500

Beautiful Lot with house for lovers of Nature

Other — Land Listing

Barva, Barva, Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica

This property is located in Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica, in Barva county. This property with garden view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this property is a total of 0.70 hectare (1.73 acre).

  • Total Lot Size : 0.70 ha (1.73 acre)
  • $250,000