Life in Escazu

Lifestyle and Resident Info in Escazu Costa Rica

Escazu is a world of entertainment, comfort, and convenience. There’s an English-language movie theater with VIP services. Jazz Cafe stays open late and has live music nightly. English-speaking taxi drivers give out their personal cell phone numbers for return service. There are banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, and a new huge mall called The Multiplaza.  The Muliplaza has every brand name imaginable, including Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, MAC, Express, Aldo, Forever 21, Zara, Carter’s, Playmobile, The Northface, and Adidas.  

Escazu is also home to the US-accredited and globally recognized CIMA Hospital.  Many tourists come from around the world for elective and other surgeries at CIMA because the quality of health care is high and the costs of the surgeries are low.  

Further, expats from around the world have created an abundance of authentic restaurants, including Italian, French, Japanese, and fushion restaurants, to name a few.  Residents can also enjoy a Starbucks for that perfect latte, an Office Depot for their business needs, a PriceSmart for shopping in bulk, and a World’s Gym for the health-conscious.

Although Escazu is a modern town that offers everything one needs, it also offers history and culture, which shows through at holiday celebrations, when traditional costumes and dances are featured in parades along Avenida Escazu.

There’s truly something for everyone in Escazu. Kids (and adults who are kids at heart) can enjoy the amusement park, Parque de Diversiones, which is 4 miles north of San Rafael, Escazu.  Couples and families picnic under the colorful trees of the nearby Sabana Park.  There are also public tennis courts available, and many country clubs are located in and around Escazu, including the Costa Rica Country Club. Golfers can play at the country clubs or go to Valle del Sol Golf.


Expats living in Escazu consist mostly of professionals who have successful businesses back home, have successful businesses in Costa Rica (in or near San Jose), or work remotely from their home offices.  Other large demographics include retirees and young couples with small children. Multiple bedroom and bathroom homes are common, allowing plenty of space for growing families.



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