Sites of interest

ULACIT is located in Barrio Tournón, only 800 meters north of the Central Park of San Jose, and 150 meters south of the Newspaper La República. Its central location makes it an ideal place for work, studies, and other daily activities.

ULACIT is located near many art and culture centers and a variety of entertainment places. It is conveniently located next to the highway which leads to the Costa Rican Caribbean zone.

While there are numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions located near campus, we have selected some destinations that we believe are worthwhile to consider visiting, all within walking distance or a short travel by car or public transportation:    


Rincón Azul, Hotel Villa Tournón

La Cocina de la Leña, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Lukas, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Papapez, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Café Boruca, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Pizzeria Boruca, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Pizzeria Don Beto, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Soda Morita, Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Barrio Tournón

Hamburger Factory, Barrio Tournón

Soda and Cafeteria of the Labor Ministry, Barrio Tournón

Sodas and Restaurants in the Bus Terminal Los Caribeños, Barrio Tournón

Restaurant and Bar Radisson Hotel & Casino Europa, Barrio Tournón 

Tourism and Recreational Attractions

"El Pueblo” Tourism Center (ten minutes on foot)

Butterfly Garden Spirogyra (ten minutes on foot)

Children’s Museum (five minutes on foot)

National Theater (ten minutes on foot)

Precolumbian Gold Museum (twenty minutes on foot)

Plaza de la Cultura (twenty minutes on foot)

National Museum of Costa Rica  (twenty minutes on foot)

Contemporary Art and Design Museum (ten minutes on foot)

Jade Museum (twenty minutes on foot)

Costa Rican Art Museum (twenty minutes by bus)

INBioparque (thirty minutes by bus)

National Park Braulio Carrillo (forty minutes by car)

Poás Volcano (two hours by car)


There is a variety of options if you wish to go shopping or to see a movie at the cinema:

Mall San Pedro (twenty minutes by bus)

Guadalupe Shopping Center (twenty minutes by bus)

Mall Multiplaza del Este (twenty minutes by car)

Mall Multiplaza de Escazú (twenty minutes by car)

San José downtown (five minutes on foot)

Plaza Mayor (twenty minutes by car)


Farmacia Fishel (ten minutes by foot)

Farmacia Santa Lucia (ten minutes by foot)

Farmacia Chavarría (ten minutes by foot)


ULACIT is located in the main banking area of San José, only 20 km (30 minutes) from the International Airport Juan Santamaría.

Banco Improsa

Banco Davivienda

BN Valores del Banco Nacional

Banco de Costa Rica branch