Costa Rica

Costa Rica


Surveyed Communities

Comunidad 1 - 199 hogares en Costa Rica and 18 en los EE.UU.

Comunidad 2 - 198 hogares en Costa Rica and 1 en los EE.UU.

Comunidad 3 - 198 hogares en Costa Rica and 16 en los EE.UU.

Comunidad 4 - 198 hogares en Costa Rica and 2 en los EE.UU.

Comunidad 5 - 200 hogares en Costa Rica

Comunidad 6 - 201 hogares en Costa Rica

Community 7 - 197 households in Costa Rica

It is located in the north-central area of the Alajuela province at about 44 km of San Jose. Its name means "moving land" and comes from an indigenous group known as "güetar" (this group is already extinct). This community is located in the area known as "camino viajo a Puntarenas", which is the route where coffee is exported. Its adjacent location to two other communities whose socioeconomic development is moderate has restrained its autonomous development. This community lacks of own transportation, depending on the adjacent community's local transportation to commute to Alajuela.

This community has an extended handcraft tradition that specializes in wooden products, which is known throughout the country. Its craftsmen produce furniture as well as small crafts, attracting national and international tourism

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