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Acosta San José Pérez Zeledón Vásquez de Coronado
Dota Puriscal Curridabat Montes de Oca
Mora Escazú Alajuelita Desamparados
Tibás Moravia Turrubares Goicoechea
Asserí Tarrazú Santa Ana León Cortés Castro

Acosta

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 12:  Acosta
Capital:  San Ignacio
Km from San Ignacio to San José:  29 km
Size:  342.24 km2
Founded:  1910

Districts

Acosta, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  San Ignacio City
District 2:  Guatil
District 3:  Palmichal
District 4:  Cangrejal
District 5:  Sabanillas

History

Acosta, Canton of the Province San José

This canton was first settled between 1874 and 1875 by migrants from Desamparados, Aserrí, Alajuelita and San Francisco de Dos Ríos. It was named after Tomás Acosta, governor of the province of costa Rica before it was a colony (1797-1810).

General Description

Acosta, Canton of the Province San José

Located in the hills between Puriscal, Aserrí, mora and Escaú, this canton is mountainous but fertile. Principal crops include coffee, itabos, macadamia, citrus fruits, corn, beans and beef. Local coopertives export large quantities of macadamia and ornamental plants to the U.S. and Canada.

Interesting Sites

Acosta, Canton of the Province San José

Balneario El Valle is a tourist center and resort located 10 minutes from the center of San Ignacio. The district of Sabanillas is noteworthy for its beauty of mountains and rivers. And on the Pozo Azul Farm in Bijagual de Acosta, a recent archeological site has been discovered - one so important that the municipality has requested that the whole farm be declared a national archeological site.

Climate

Acosta, Canton of the Province San José

Its average temperature is a pleasant 22 degrees Celcius.

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