San Vito - Costa Rica

The distance from Golfito to San Vito is 73.7 kilometers, the road winds uphill. The town San Vito is located at an altitude of 1,002 meters,

In the 50s several Italian immigrants came to peaceful Costa Rica. Many settled down in San Vito attracted by the nature and the climate. Some of the best Italian restaurants in Costa Rica are located in this remote little village.

The Wilson Botanical Garden is close, founded in 1962 by Robert and Catherine Wilson. In the past the grounds of the botanical garden were used to grow coffee. Later they were deforested for cattle ranching. Since then nature has recuperated and the flora and fauna are very diverse again.

For birdwatchers Wilson Botanical Garden is a real paradise, 320 species have been spotted here.

An Italian community in the south of Costa Rica...

Close to San Vito are some Indian Reservations, the Indians still live by their traditions and have very little contact with persons outside the reservation.

The small town of San Vito has 10,000 inhabitants and is a nice location to spend the night or to have a good meal.

San Vito on the map

San Vito on the map

Facts about San Vito, Costa Rica

  • San Vito is located in the province of Puntarenas.

Driving times and distances

  • Distance from San Jose to San Vito: 270.9 kilometers respectively 168.2 miles.
  • Travel time from San Jose to San Vito: 5.56 hours.
  • Distance from Liberia to San Vito: 440.7 kilometers respectively 273.7 miles.
  • Travel time from Liberia to San Vito: 7.58 hours.