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Paraíso

Escudo of the province of Cartago Canton No. 2:  Paraíso
Capital:  Paraíso
Km from Paraiso to San José:  27 km
Size:  411,191 km2
Founded:  1848

Districts

Paraíso, Canton of the province of Cartago District 1:  Paraíso
District 2:  Santiago
District 3:  Orosi
District 4:  Cachí

History

Paraíso, Canton of the province of Cartago

The territory of this canton was inhabited by indigineous peoples of the Huetar Kingdom. In 1681, construction began on a church in the Ujarrás valley dedicated to the Virgin Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción del Recate. In 1955, its ruins were declared a national monument. In 1948, El Paraíso was established as a canton.

General Description

Paraíso, Canton of the province of Cartago

The area is drained by the rivers Reventazón, Cuericí, Villegas, dos Amigos, Quirí, Purisil, Macho and Paloma.

Farming is the region´s most important economic activity and main crops include coffee, sugarcane, chayote, tomato, vegetables, legumes, flowers, beef and dairy.

Interesting Sites

Paraíso, Canton of the province of Cartago

Orosi is a very popular tourist zone and has several swimming resorts with naturally heated water (Los Martíinez, Los Patios, and Hotel Río). Cachí Dam forms a large lake in the valley and the winding, scenic route with look-out restaurants provide a great day out for any visitor.

Climate

Paraíso, Canton of the province of Cartago

The cool climate during the whole year is very pleasing. The average temperature is 19 Degree Celsius.

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