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Alvarado

Escudo of the province of Cartago Canton No. 6:  Alvarado
Capital:  Pacayas
Km from Alvarado to San José:  40 km
Size:  81.06 km2
Founded:  1908

Districts

Alvarado, Canton of the province of Cartago District 1:  Pacayas
District 2:  Cervantes
District 3:  Capellades

History

Alvarado, Canton of the province of Cartago

The area was inhabited by indigenous peoples of pre-Columbian eras, and settled by white settlers from San Pedro in the early 20th Century. The canton was named after Father José Joaquín Alvarado, the first parrish priest of Pacayas.

General Description

Alvarado, Canton of the province of Cartago

The canton extendí over the southern slopes of Iraza and Turrialba volcanoes and drained by the rivers Reventazón, Parismina, Turrialba and Chirripó. Most people make their living from farming. There is a potato factory,”Industria de Papas Tostadas Riquis”.

Interesting Sites

Alvarado, Canton of the province of Cartago

Popular tourist attractions include Irazú Volcano National Park, the Cordillera Volcánica Central Forest Reserve, the El Salto Waterfall and the old Santa Teresa Church.

Climate

Alvarado, Canton of the province of Cartago

The average temperature is 18 Degrees Celsius.

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