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Alfaro Ruiz

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 11:  Alfaro Ruiz
Capital:  Zarcero City
Km from Zarcero to San José:  67 km
Size:  155.13 km2
Founded:  1915

Districts

Alfaro Ruiz, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Zarcero City
District 2:  Laguna
District 3:  Tapezco
District 4:  Guadalupe
District 5:  Palmira
District 6:  Zapote
District 7:  Brisas

History

Alfaro Ruiz, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The area officially became a canton in 1915 and is named after a national hero, Juan Alfaro Ruiz. Zarcero is named after the sarsaparilla plant that grows in the region.

General Description

Alfaro Ruiz, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The area is drained by the San Carlos and Sarapiquí Rivers. The most important products are dairy, vegetables and flowers. The canton is famous for its cheese and sour cream (natilla).

Places of Interest

Alfaro Ruiz, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Zarcero is worth visiting. It is linked to Naranjo and San Carlos by a good road. The park is world-famous for its large number of hand-crafted bushes into shapes of people and animals. The decor of the church is the work of self-taught artist, Misael solis.

Climate

Alfaro Ruiz, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The average temperatures is 20 degrees celcius.

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