SAN VITO

SAN VITO

The Villa Neilly-San Vito highway was built in 1945 by the United States as a military security measure as it is a region that is situated to the west of the Panama Canal. The road is asphalt and goes up to San Vito, a small village that is located 960 meters above sea level.  San Vito was founded by Italian immigrants after the war and received support from the Costa Rican government to settle here. The Guaymi Indians sometimes come to the city, without shoes and with their traditional clothes. The bus continues the route via Sabalito, a village that has a gas station and a hotel before you arrive at San Vito. Other buses take a more direct route, from Agua Buena, passing by the Wilson Botanical Gardens, some 6 km from San Vito.

Information

The Rivera Information Center Ph (506) 2773-3245. E-mail: riviera@costarricense.co.cr. Located next to the Hotel riviera, organizing excursions to the caverns, La Amistad park and other areas, there is also an internet service for 1.75 US$ an hour, a souvenir store and and Real Estate service, purchase and sale of properties. The Dante Alighieri Cultural Center there is information available for students and historical expositions about the Italian immigration. The MINAE offices for National Parks Ph (506) 2773-3955/ 2773-4090, open from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. There is also a hospital 1km to the south of the center.

Bank

Banco Nacional Ph (506) 2773-3601, there is an ATM, exchanging travelers checks and dollars, open from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m to 3:45 p.m.

Banco de Costa Rica Ph (506) 2773-3901, there is an ATM, exchanging travelers checks and dollars, open from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m to 3:45 p.m

Banco Popular Ph (506) 2773-4000, there is an ATM, exchanging travelers checks and dollars, open from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m a 5:00 p.m and Saturday from 8:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.