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San Rafael

Escudo of the province Heredia Canton No. 5:  San Rafael
Capital:  San Rafael
Km from San Rafael to San José:  14 km
Size:  48.39 km2
Founded:  1885

Districts

San Rafael, Canton of the province Heredia District 1:  San Rafael City
District 2:  San Josecito
District 3:  Santiago
District 4:  ángeles
District 5:  Concepción

History

San Rafael, Canton of the province Heredia

San Rafael was once called Piedra Grande, but in 1818 the name changad to San Rafael…a name cosen by lottery as province authorities chose the names of canton from a selection of saints.

General Description

San Rafael, Canton of the province Heredia

The canton is drained by the rivers Segundo, Burío, Pirro, Tibás, and tributaries of the Grande de Tárcoles. The area produces coffee, vegetables and sugar cane.

Interesting Sites

San Rafael, Canton of the province Heredia

San Rafael has a beautiful gothic-syle church. Other places of public interest include the Bosque del Río de la Hoja (Leaf River Forest), the Paradera Monte de la Cruz and the Castillo Puente Piedra.

Climate

San Rafael, Canton of the province Heredia

Average temperatures range from 20 to 22 Degrees Celcius.

The Cantons of Heredia

Map of Cantones of the Province Heredia

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