Rio Cuarto – Alajuela

Rio Cuarto – Alajuela

Río Cuarto is the 16th canton of the province of AlajuelaCosta Rica. It is the most recent canton of the country, when being promoted to such after agreement of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica in second debate the Thursday 30 of March 2017, and was segregated from the canton of Grecia, although it was not bordering on it. It is located to the north of the Poás Volcano. It limits to the north and the west with the canton of San Carlos, to the east and also to the north with the canton of Sarapiquí to the south with the cantons of Alajuela and Alfaro Ruiz. Its head, the city of Río Cuarto, is located 70.8 km north of San José, the nation’s capital. (1 hour 52 minutes on Highway 126, the fastest route, taking into account the traffic). Rio Cuarto is one of those places where it seems that the nature wasted all its charms. The vegetation overflows with green, multicolored flowers, fruits and trees. The fauna is composed of dozens of species, some with animals as striking as the caribbean monkeys, the lazy, and birds of all tones. The type of vegetation is typical of the Humid Tropical Forest, characterized by the presence of trees up to 40 meters in height, ferns, epiphytic plants and mosses. The area also has abundant fruit plantations, ornamental and medicinal plants. It has an estimated population of 11,074 inhabitants (2011). The canton is composed of the city of Río Cuarto, located at an altitude of 425 meters above sea level.