Heredia is a city located in the Heredia province of Costa Rica and is the capital of that province. It is currently undergoing a rapid process of industrialization and is located 10 kilometers north of the country's capital, San José.
The city is home to one of the largest colleges in Costa Rica, the National University of Costa Rica, that accepts many international students.
Warm year-round, the temperatures are tempered by the amount of cloud cover that affects the area. The rains are spread throughout the year, but the rainiest period is May–October. Climate is relatively low throughout the year.