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Escazú

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 2:  Escazú
Capital:  Escazú
Km from Escazú to San José:  9 km
Size:  34.49 km2
Founded:  1848

Districts

Escazú, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica District 1:  Escazú City
District 2:  San Antonio
District 3:  San Rafael

History

Escazú, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

During the pre-Columbian era, Escazú was a rest spot for Indian travelers headed for Pacaca (modern-day Ciudad colon). The name Escazú comes from the Indian word Itzkatzú meaning "rest".

General Description

Escazú, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

This canton is part of the greater metropolitan area of San José. Guachipelín to the north of this canton has been proposed as an industrial zone. It is based on trade and agriculture, mainly coffee, fruit and vegetables. The canton is drained by the rivers Agres, Chiquero, Cruz and Convento, all tributaries of the Tiribí River.

Interesting Sites

Escazú, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

Its colonial-style houses and church are a unique attraction for visitors. This town, as well as Santa Ana, is linked to the capital by excellent highways and roads. Beautiful homes of well-to-do Costa Ricans and foreigners enhance this delightful canton a stones throw from the capital.

Climate

Escazú, Canton de San JoséCosta Rica

Its average temperature is a pleasant 20 degrees C (68 F).

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