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Sarapiquí

Escudo of the province Heredia Canton No. 10:  Sarapiquí
Capital:  Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
Km from Sarapiquí to San José:  11 km
Size:  2,140.57 km2
Founded:  1970

Districts

Sarapiquí, Canton of the province Heredia District 1:  Puerto Viejo
District 2:  La Virgen
District 3:  Horquetas (Buenos Aires)
District 4:  Río Frío
District 5:  Cureña

History

Sarapiquí, Canton of the province Heredia

The Voto Indians were the first inhabitants of the region. The region was settled by the Spanish and later by Costa Ricans in order to open up an access route to the San Juan River.

General Description

Sarapiquí, Canton of the province Heredia

Sarapiquí borders Nicaragua, San Carlos, Grecia and Alajuela. It is drained by the rivers Sarapiquí, Chirripó and Cureña. Its principal products are coffee, corn, cacao, cardamos, bananas, palm hearts, fruit trees and cattle.

Interesting Sites

Sarapiquí, Canton of the province Heredia

The canton includes large conservation zones of the Cordillera Volcánica Central Forest Reserve, Braulio Carrillo Park, and the La Selva Protective Zone.

Climate

Sarapiquí, Canton of the province Heredia

Average temperaturas range between 24 and 25 Degrees Celsius.

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Map of Cantones of the Province Heredia

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