Poás is the eighth canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. It is located about 30 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the foothills of the Central Volcanic Cordillera. It has an area of 73.84 square kilometers and is divided into 5 districts. It limits the north with the districts of Valverde Vega and Alajuela, south and east by Alajuela and Grecia and to the west with Grecia. It was founded on October 15, 1901. Its head is San Pedro de Poás.
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The main economic activities of the canton of Poás are agriculture and tourism. The coffee produced in the canton of Poás is one of the most recognized in the country, since it is high altitud coffee grown in soil rich in volcanic material. The canton is also known for the cultivation of strawberries of high quality thanks to the fertility of the soil and altitude. ...