Escazu is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Escazu is Costa Rica's doorway to Central America's version of Beverly Hills. Here in the town of Escazu located just 9km outside of the capital city of San Jose you can enjoy the city life while being just minutes away from the mountains. This allows for visitors to enjoy some of the cool breezes and fresh mountain air. The climate is considered moist tropical climate and along with some afternoon showers throughout many months of the year you can expect to enjoy perfect high 70 degree weather 365 days of the year.
The history of Escazu is one that date back to before the arrival of the Spaniards. The indigenous tribes were have said to use the area of Escazu as a passage route from the nearby area of Aserri. The Indians gave the area of Escazu it's original name which was Izt-kat-zu. The word Izt-kat-zu was the indigenous term for place of rest. This ancient city of rest has turned into a modern place of rest and commerce for foreigners from all parts of the globe.
Since the indigenous times of hiking through rough terrain around the area, Escazu has modernized itself to be have some of the best hospitals in the Americas along with a new super highway. In the area of Escazu you will find Costa Rica's most elegant shopping centers and restaurants.
Escazu is an area where the Costa Rican president, and Ambassadors from all over the world call home. Calling Escazu home gives you some of the top private schools for your children to attend. The area is filled with the top fitness gyms, doctors offices, and supermarkets in all of Costa Rica. It is an area where a peaceful homeliving can meet the business world. Many of Costa Rica's finest gated neighborhoods are located on the foothills of the mountains around Escazu giving easy access to the different commerce and business centers in the area.
By Arturo Guzman Incera