|Chicken breasts at the market||$6.91|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$13.46|
San Ramon is a city in the province of Alajuela and belongs to San Ramon Canton of Costa Rica. It is located in the northeast of Puntareans and northwest of Alajuela city. The city serves as a link between industrialized cities of Cartago, San Jose, Alajuela and Heredia and the agricultural areas of Meseta Central.
With a quiet environment and tranquil atmosphere, San Ramon offers life closer to nature. It was made possible by its good climate which has been described by The National Geographic as the "best climate in the world" and the surrounding mountains with green and scenic views of nearby Palmares Mountain.
Despites big numbers of modern shopping malls, commercial complexes and restaurants, San Ramon is able to maintain its attachment to its traditional slow-paced way of life. Close family ties is still intact and old traditions are still active and being practiced.
Perhaps the best experience in San Ramon is its "feria". This is a traditional Market Day where farmers sell their abundance harvest of fruits, vegetables, herbs and traditional medicinal plants and beautiful flowers. If you want to save on your food budget while in the city, go and buy for your week's supply.
San Ramon has the best bed and breakfast hotels where you can have a clean bed and bathroom while paying less. But if you can afford luxury, there are hotels in San Ramon known for their pampering treats and good services. While saving from cheap flights to San Ramon, you can splurge on your hotel accommodation to experience an “extra Spanish extravagance".
San Ramon is popular with international communities wanting to live a life away from fast paced lifestyles. The city is noise-free as it is surrounded by mountains and pastoral lands. You can see and meet people riding on Ox carts and on horse backs. With its high elevation, you can literally climb up to the skies while trekking the forest and the mountains. If you will come by means of cheap flights to San Ramon, expect to experience more than the worth of your money.
San Ramon offers a family picnic day while in the city. It offers the old traditional Costa Rica hospitality and pure life.