Ciudad Colon located 25 minutes from San Jose, is a small typical Costa Rican town surrounded by mountains and close to nature, with its breathtaking mountain views, attracts families and people looking for outdoor activities such as horse riding, biking, running and hiking. Having established nearby the United Nations University for Peace, reside to more than 200 students, giving it a very distinctive and cosmopolitan feel. The Ciudad Colon community is small yet fast growing due to its lower cost of living and country feel, yet with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Ciudad Colon is also on the new highway to Orotina reducing the access to the Pacific Beaches of Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Jaco, one hour away.
Because of its easy access to the Pacific Beaches, it is very likely that Ciudad Colon will develop rapidly with condominiums and gated communities. Ciudad Colon is definitely a town to consider if you are looking to make an investment in the Central Valley. Is not as developed as Santa Ana or Escazu, but it boasts a major supermarket, several small stores, banks, pharmacies and local restaurants. These are much cheaper than the more upscale selections which can be found in Santa Ana, which is easily accessible from Ciudad Colon.