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Universidad de Costa Rica

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Address: San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose 20603, Costa Rica
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(506) 2511-0000
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Law School

I have spent hours on campus at the law school.. A typical university camps, but not in the best of condition. Good place to study Costa Rican Law, however.

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Carl C
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It felt a bit like in a time machine going back to the 1970s, though in my home country we did not have campuses like this. A relaxed atmosphere, students walking around who have time, no security checkpoints or police to be seen, free services like a library and wifi. I liked the high old tropical trees, rich in shade... More 

Thank Robert937
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have spent hours on campus at the law school.. A typical university camps, but not in the best of condition. Good place to study Costa Rican Law, however.

1 Thank Carl C
dublin and all over
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The campus is quite large + large enough to have a bus service on campus. There is free wifi throughout the campus for visitors and their restaurants are cheaper than the local competition. They do spanish courses for foreigners that are more competitive than the private companies.

Thank TheIrishFella
Durham, North Carolina
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

If you are coming to San Pedro anyway, you can enjoy a walk through UCR's campus. It feels a bit like a trip back in the 1970s, but the architecture and crowd give you a sense of the values of educated Costa Ricans. A nice break from the city traffic.

1 Thank DrMomPhD
San Jose, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Big campus with lots of green spots, and a place to seat and have a talk or read a nice book, just walking around will take you many hours, but use your time wisely.

Thank Andres S
Wenatchee, Washington
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

A pleasant campus for a stroll and next to an area with a lot of restaurants and cafes. An easy bus ride from central San Jose.

Thank MaRth2
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I have not personally went but I know that it is an excellent institution and any money you pay there it will be worth it.

Thank erika a
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160 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I loved attending the university of costa rica, such a rich diverse student population, lots of great events to get everyone out and having a fun time. I even remember seeing projecto uno perform here, and some of the very best restaurants are located all around campus - mmmm, arroz con pollo fue muy fabuloso!

1 Thank Kerri P
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554 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a large campus. It is filled with numerous educational buildings, beautiful gardens, sculptures to entice the eyes and a small but fabulous Museum of Insects. To get to the museum you need to pass the School of Musical Arts and the sounds eminating from within will definitely attract your attention. There is also a running tract and a... More 

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Like any other campus, there are very interesting things to see in UCR. I tend to take jogs around the university as the main road goes around the university. But even just to walk through the small forest in the middle which houses 1-2 sloths who usually like coming out to say hello. You can also spot the different graffiti,... More 

1 Thank Josue A

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