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La Lima Free Zone and Business Park is a state of the art Industrial park and Business Center which started operations in December 2014 in Cartago, Costa Rica. Its cutting edge infrastructure and vanguard architecture make this initiative a new impetus to position the east side of San Jose as the new area for future development in the country. La Lima Free Zone is a new development which adds to the existing portfolio of the renowned Costa Rican Real Estate Developers, Garnier & Garnier.

The 79 hectares (195 acres) multipurpose complex is an ideal and accessible solution for companies in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, logistics, supply, and services sectors amongst others.
La Lima Free Zone is a dynamic business space, which seeks the establishment of world-renowned companies; quality, design and efficiency are linked to impact and meet the high quality standards of these companies.

La Lima Free Zone is strategically located in Cartago, a state that grows and gathers lots of talented professionals in Costa Rica. Cartago is at the center of major trade routes linking the east and west of our country and is home to a surplus of bilingual graduates from nearby technical and vocational schools as well as public and private universities. Trained on-site staff, convenient transportation options, and an array of general services make La Lima Free Zone and Business Park an ideal location for establishing business operations.


La Lima, Cartago, Costa Rica


79 Hectares (195 Acres)


37 lots on 630,000 m2 (6,781,263 ft2)


60% of the total land for construction


Over 65,000 m2 (699,654 ft2) of common green areas

The talent is in the area, public transport quality and a whole range of services make La Lima Free Zone an ideal place to establish cost effective operations. La Lima Free Zone is an environmentally sustainable initiative, which aims to generate jobs and opportunities for large numbers of individuals seeking their personal and professional growth in the different neighboring communities.

La Lima offers different industrial and business solutions, such as:

  • Industrial Lots to build to suit facilities that can range from 5000 m2 up to 20000 m2.

  • Multitenant Building with modules from 1500 m2 to 1800 m2 where companies can do a quick start up.

  • La Lima Corporate Center offers leasing space to services companies ranging from 750m2 to 3000 per floor.


Advanced features

Infrastructure and technology features

Renewable Energy – The Park offers redundancy in electricity since it has two separate and independent circuits that are interconnected through a fabric optic cable to an automatic transfer switch. The electricity is priced about 22% lower than other companies nationwide. Offering reliable service and quality.

Redundancy in Water – Provides potable redundant water through the Municipality and water Wells located at the park assuring sufficient pressure and volume.
High-Quality Telecommunications – Redundancy in Wi-Fi, internet, phone service, through local providers such as JASEC, ICE, American Data Networks and Tigo.

Water treatment plantWater retention lagoons


Strategic Location

Near Site Amenities

La Lima Free Zone and Business Park is centrally located in Cartago very close to shopping centers, hotels and major academic institutions; just 60 minutes from Juan Santamaria international airport, about 10 minutes from Max Peralta Hospital and 30 minutes from Downtown San Jose.

  • 60 min International Airport.

  • 15 min Hotel.

  • 15 min Academic Institutions.

  • 30 min San José.

  • 10 min Hospital.

  • 10 min Municipality.

  • 93 mil International Port.

  • 5 min Mall.


Garnier & Garnier, the developer of La Lima Free Zone and Business Park understands its responsibility as a corporate citizen and engages with surrounding communities by developing strong bonds, aspiring to become a valuable neighbor in every town or city where it operates. Our approach starts with a social diagnose to understand the communities’ expectations toward us, their projects, problems and major capabilities. The results of this first approach become a strategic plan developed with the community.

La Lima Community Computer Center

Operated by the local association and Municipality, trains in basic computer knowledge to the nearest community members.

Robotics program for local schools

Vocational studies show that our career election starts in elementary school. The robotics program promotes children’s interest in Science and Technology through game and team interaction. The program is being developed in a near school that teaches students from socially vulnerable areas.

Environmental awareness

Companies that install in the Lima Free Zone will have 11 pre-approved LEED® credits, for the benefit of their sustainability policies, which translates into permanent measures to reduce the environmental impact during the development of the project. This park also uses native species or completely adapted to the area (plants and trees), in the gardens. Also, a recycling program in coordination with the Chamber of Commerce of Cartago is implemented.


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