Escazú, San José Province, Costa Rica

🇨🇷 Escazú is a district of the Escazú canton, in the San José province of Costa Rica. It is located on the north-east slopes of the Cerros de Escazú, 9 km west of the national capital city of San José, and lies in the centre of the canton, limiting west to Santa Ana Canton, north to San Rafael district and south to San Antonio district.

Economy Escazú is one of the most affluent places in Costa Rica, with many expensive restaurants and shops, and has some of the most exclusive shopping and dining venues in the country. It has commercial developments, like Avenida Escazú, which holds the country's first IMAX theater. Avenida Escazú is a modern outdoor mall/center. This mall has many international brands like Max Mara, Women's Secret, Cortefiel, and Adolfo Dominguez, the country's first Starbucks, and a campus of Texas Tech University. Another unique feature of Escazu is that it is home to one of the most luxurious malls in Costa Rica, Multiplaza Escazu, with stores from large international brand names like Zara, Armani Exchange, MNG, Guess, Lacoste, Tiffany and Co., Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, among others.

Locations Many locations in the city are prized for their scenic outlooks. This zone is one of the most developed parts in the metropolitan area, populated by families with high incomes. Escazú contains many apartment blocks and residential areas.

Over the past couple of decades, Escazú has become an expatriate enclave: several embassies have their residences located here, including the residence of the US Ambassador, Dutch, British, German, Canadian, and South Korean Ambassadors. The past few years have seen a significant influx of newly arrived foreigners from North America, South America and Europe. It is home to many bars and restaurants, especially those of the more chic (and expensive) variety. Rents and prices reflect this and Escazú is one of the most well-known upscale locations in Costa Rica. The city offers many venues that are English speaking oriented like movie theaters, health clinics, business centres and a luxury country club.

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Escazú has a population of over 56,509 people. Escazú also forms one of the centres of the Greater San José metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,200,000 people. Escazú is situated 9 km west of San José.

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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Escazú has links with:

🇺🇸 Pensacola, USA 🇺🇸 Gulf Breeze, USA
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