Grecia Tourism, Costa Rica

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Grecia (Spanish: meaning "Greece") is the capital city of the canton of Grecia in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. It is also the name of the distrito (Spanish, meaning "district") that includes the city. The district of Grecia covers an area of 6.86 km², and has a population of 15,457. The city lies at an elevation of 999 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Cordillera Central on the eastern edge of the Central Valley. The city, which was once named "the cleanest city in Latin America," is 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital city of Alajuela, 27 kilometers from Juan Santamaría International Airport, and 45 kilometers from the national capital city of San José. Grecia is the first toucan to receive a prosthetic beak, named Grecia because of the name of this city where the bird was found injured prior to its admission to the Rescue Institute at Zoo Ave, south of the city.

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Grecia in Costa Rica offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Jaco, Costa Rica. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Jaco for its bountiful attractions like Costa Rica Waterfall Tours, Jaco Beach, Atv Adventure Tours Costa Rica on your trip to Grecia. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Grecia*

  • Pollution Statistics in Grecia

    Know the pollution level of Grecia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.65 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23.91 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.39 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Grecia: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Grecia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Grecia.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.42 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 64.62 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.98 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.61 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50.47 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.26 (High)
    • Attacks 39.62 (Low)
    • Drug offense 62.26 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.98 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.15 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.02 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.13 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.62 (Moderate)
  • Living in Grecia - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Grecia is 121.38 (High)

    • Safety Index 46.16 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.48 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.24 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 66.84 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.23 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.92 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.69 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.25 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Grecia

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Grecia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 58.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.89 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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