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Dota

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 17:  Dota
Capital:  Santa María
Km from Santa María to San José:  64 km
Size:  400.22 km2
Founded:  1925

Districts

Dota, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  Santa María village
District 2:  El Jardín
District 3:  Copey

History

Dota, Canton of the Province San José

The area was first settled in 1864 and given the name Santa María in 1867. The canton got its name from the journeys made by the Chief Ota of the Quepos Indians. Adding a "D" to the name, it became Dota.

General Description

Dota, Canton of the Province San José

The Inter-american Highway passes through the eastern side of the canton. The rest of the area is linked to this highway by the road to Tarrazú. The canton is drained by several major rivers: Savegre, Roncador and Río Brujo and their tributaries.

The Dota canton produces, in our opinion, one of the very best quality coffees in Costa Rica! It also produces citus fruit and beef.

Interesting Sites

Dota, Canton of the Province San José

Dota is a beautiful, heavilly-forested area with 70% taken up in a forest reserve (Los Santos) and 5% in a buffer zone (Cerro Nara).

Climate

Dota, Canton of the Province San José

Temperatures are generally cool, but have a wider range than in most cantons.

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