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Privileged Location:

We offer visiting students quality accommodations at a privileged location, only a 15–minute walk to the University of Costa Rica, so you can avoid the expense of transportation and elude the city’s traffic jams. Our address is:

University Residence ALMA MATER, Costa Rica

Residencia Universitaria Alma Mater
Carretera a Sabanilla de “La Cosecha” (esquina de “VIVE Sabanilla”)
300 metros norte y 10 metros oeste
(Calle Alma Mater “C”)
Owner: Randolph von Breymann –
Tel: (506) 8395-0627 – Of: 2253-6773
Housemother: Mrs. Flory –
Tel: (506) 2253-6257 / Cel: (506) 6082-8342

The Residence is a short walk away to UCR’s Main Campus (“Rodrigo Facio”) and Research Campus (“Ciudad de la Investigación”). We are only 3 blocks from UCR’s Sport Facilities (“Instalaciones Deportivas”), where the students can take a UCR’s shuttle bus (free) which goes around the university on a regular basis, making it a smart mobilization option. The Sabanilla bus stop is 3 blocks from the Residence, offering a convenient and inexpensive way to go to downtown.

UCR’s Sport Facilities provide a park-likeenvironment very close to the Residence (a 5-minute walk), with extensive green areas and mature trees, ideal forexercising orleisure.The Sport Facilities,like all UCR campuses, are protected by the university police.

The Residence is also walking distance to the lively university district of San Pedro, with its small restaurants, bars and boutiques. San Pedro, as in many university towns, has developed a unique lifestyle for the young, offering visiting students the opportunities to meet and share experiences with their local peers and enjoy an exciting student life.

The upscale neighborhoods of Los Yoses and Barrio Escalante that cater for trendy young people, are 15 minutes by car, and offer fusion cuisine, coffee houses, bistros and pubs with craft beer. Downtown San José is 5 miles away, easily accessible by bus, taxi or uber.

In the vicinity of the Residence you will find supermarkets, restaurants, banks, shops and boutiques, church, gyms, barber shops and beauty salons, among other amenities. Shopping malls are a short bus or uber ride away, proving additional services. In downtown San José, only 5 miles away, you will find theatres, museums and other cultural institutions.