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Hotel el Pelicano, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica - General Information - District of Rivas

District of Rivas

Rivas is the fourth district in the canton of Pérez Zeledón with a population of 6531 of which 3273 are men and 3258 are women. The total area of the district is 397.83 square kilometers and has a population density of 22.4 habitants for each square kilometer. The altitude ranges from 870 meters to approximately 2000 meters.

In this district the average annual temperature is 26 degrees Celsius and in the higher points in the Talamanca range temperatures reach 10 degrees Celsius.

This district includes the towns of Monterrey, Alaska, Los Angeles, part of Siberia, Boquete, Piedra Alta, San Juan Norte, San José, Buena Vista, Canaán, San Gerardo, Rio Blanco, Chimirol, Chispa, Playas, Chuma, and Altamira, part of División, Tirra, Pueblo Nuevo, Playa Quesada, Guadalupe, Palmital and Herradura.

Economic Activities

The principal economic activity of this district is agricultural, including coffee plantations, produce, ornamental plants and the production of milk. In the areas bordering Chirripó National Park, tourism is another main source of income.

History

Among the first people to settle in this zone were Hulderico Valverde and his wife Alicia Gamboa who arrived from San Pablo de Leon Cortes. Also worth mentioning among the first settlers are Octavio Castillo, Claudio Elizondo, Simeon Valverde, Humberto Gamboa, Bienvenido Barrantes, and Tino Barrantes.


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Tours

TOUR #8 : CLOUD FOREST

TOUR #8 : CLOUD FOREST

The cloud forests of Costa Rica have a unique nature that we can learn about.

Tours

Overnight hotel package  - Chirripo Costa Rica

Overnight hotel package - Chirripo Costa Rica

One night of lodging in the "Mirador" or "Tirra" cabin...
 

Videos

Una escapadita a los regazos del cerro Chirripó

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Environmental tips

Recycle glass.  Did you know:  It takes one million years to decompse and is responsible for 20% of air contamination and 50% water contamination.

 

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Community Activities

Community ActivitiesIn the area bordering Chirripó National Park there are 4 communities that celebrate and conserve local traditions...
 

Biodiversity

Silver-throated TanagerFrequents the mid and upper leves of humid forests...
  • Name: Silver-throated Tanager

  • Scientific name: Tangara icterocephala

  • Family: Thraupidae

  • Region: San Gerardo

 

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ESE ES EL LUGAR MAS LINDO DE LA TIERRA.. SALUDOS 'FAMILIA ELIZONDO ' SIGAN ADELANTE CON SU TRABAJO ,,,,,, LOS FELICITO
 
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