If location is king, the Cariari developers hit the proverbial bull's eye

The autopista (Highway 1) runs parallel to the development, providing easy access to points of interest throughout the country. With the country's newer Caldera highway, getting to the Costa Rica’s Pacific coast from Cariari has reduced driving time significantly. Within three hours, one can be dipping their toes into the Pacific’s blue waters or strolling along the many beaches of Costa Rica.

Because of Cariari's central location, day trips are a perfect and convenient way to explore Costa Rica's beauty.  One of the most popular destinations on the northern mountain slopes is Poas Volcano.  

A must-see is the Poas La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which offer a lovely drive through verdant hills of coffee, strawberries, and dairy farms. Considered one of the premier hotels in Costa Rica's central valley, La Paz offers day passes so that its non-hotel guests can view stunning scenery, and hike numerous trails to view the falls. For the less adventurous, a stroll through the hummingbird and butterfly gardens will certainly enchant. Lunch is also available to visitors at the Poas cafeteria style restaurant with mostly Tico tipico (typical) foods on offer. 

Much thought was given as Cariari advanced in its development, including the neighboring town of Belen with a population of 20,000 residents. Voted numerous times as the best municipality in the country, Belen has drawn significant foreign investments and business, such as Intel with its 3,000 employees. In addition, the stunning hacienda Marriot hotel provides one of the largest conference centers in the country.