Sarapiquí (canton)

Sarapiquí
Cantón
Country Costa Rica
Province Heredia
Area
 • Total2,140.54 km2 (826.47 sq mi)
Elevation
292 m (958 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total57,147
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
ZIP codes
410

Sarapiquí is the tenth canton in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica.

The canton includes the major portion of the Province of Heredia, and is named for its major waterway, the Sarapiquí River. The western half of the canton gives way to the San Carlos Plain. Heredia's provincial border with Alajuela, which runs through the middle of the San Carlos Plain, marks the canton's western limit. The southern boundary of the canton is established by La Virgen River.

Access roads

To reach this area, there are three land access routes:

  • By the traditional route or route of the heroes (Vara Blanca), where you can see the San Fernando and La Paz waterfalls, mountains, rivers and volcanoes, next to the Sarapiquí river canyon.
  • By the Braulio Carrillo road, crossing the National Park Braulio Carrillo National Park of the same name, area of great exuberance, nature and great landscapes of the tropical rainforest.
  • For San Carlos, where agricultural crops such as pineapples, palm hearts and ornamental plants are observed.
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