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Costa Rica - Provinces - Cantons - Districts

Costa Rica - Provincias - Cantones - Distritos

Thank you again COSTARICALAW for great information!  Great maps of provinces, cantons, and districts of Costa Rica.

costa rica law  Click here to go to their webpage for complete set of maps!

Check with the post office for your correct address.  They will include the province, canton, and district.  If you live in Surfside, Potrero, you will see you live in the province of Guanacaste, canton of Santa Cruz (don't confuse with the town of Santa Cruz which is also in the canton of Santa Cruz), and the district of Tempate.

If you live somewhere else, click here (Correos de Costa Rica Website), fill in blanks and it will tell you your postal code.
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An example of post office box address in Villa Real and you PO BOX is "130":

JOHN SMITH
Apartado Postal 130 - 5111
Playa Potrero
Guanacaste, Santa Cruz, Tempate
50304 - 5111 – Costa Rica
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An example of physical address in Surfside/Potrero:

JOHN SMITH
100 METROS SUL, 100 METROS ESTE de BAHIA del SOL
Playa Potrero
Guanacaste, Santa Cruz, Tempate
50304  – Costa Rica
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post office

 

 

So... the town of Santa Cruz is in the canton of Santa Cruz and the district of Santa Cruz!

santa cruz

 

 


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Provinces

Maps of the Provinces and Cantons of Costa Rica - CostaRicaLaw.com

Cantons

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantons_of_Costa_Rica

Code Province Canton Area (km2) Pop. (2008)
101 San José San José 44.62 352,366
102 San José Escazú 34.49 60,201
103 San José Desamparados 118.26 221,346
104 San José Puriscal 553.66 32,767
105 San José Tarrazú 297.50 16,419
106 San José Aserrí 167.10 56,422
107 San José Mora 162.04 24,333
108 San José Goicoechea 31.50 131,529
109 San José Santa Ana 61.42 39,905
110 San José Alajuelita 21.17 81,721
111 San José Vázquez de Coronado 222.20 63,098
112 San José Acosta 342.24 20,906
113 San José Tibás 8.15 81,478
114 San José Moravia 28.62 55,895
115 San José Montes de Oca 15.16 55,814
116 San José Turrubares 415.29 5,482
117 San José Dota 400.22 7,465
118 San José Curridabat 15.95 69,474
119 San José Pérez Zeledón 1,905.51 140,872
120 San José León Cortés Castro 120.80 13,288
201 Alajuela Alajuela 388.43 255,598
202 Alajuela San Ramón 1,018.64 77,380
203 Alajuela Grecia 395.72 74,860
204 Alajuela San Mateo 125.90 5,904
205 Alajuela Atenas 127.19 25,033
206 Alajuela Naranjo 126.62 42,637
207 Alajuela Palmares 38.06 33,401
208 Alajuela Poás 73.84 28,469
209 Alajuela Orotina 141.92 17,866
210 Alajuela San Carlos 3,347.98 151,322
211 Alajuela Alfaro Ruiz 155.13 12,368
212 Alajuela Valverde Vega 120.25 18,407
213 Alajuela Upala 1,580.67 44,556
214 Alajuela Los Chiles 1,358.86 23,902
215 Alajuela Guatuso 758.32 15,068
301 Cartago Cartago 287.77 149,657
302 Cartago Paraíso 411.91 60,005
303 Cartago La Unión 44.83 91,090
304 Cartago Jiménez 286.43 15,859
305 Cartago Turrialba 1,642.67 78,217
306 Cartago Alvarado 81.06 13,862
307 Cartago Oreamuno 202.31 44,403
308 Cartago El Guarco 167.69 39,223
401 Heredia Heredia 282.60 118,872
402 Heredia Barva 53.80 37,041
403 Heredia Santo Domingo 24.84 38,959
404 Heredia Santa Bárbara 53.21 33,334
405 Heredia San Rafael 48.39 42,398
406 Heredia San Isidro 26.96 18,028
407 Heredia Belén 12.15 22,400
408 Heredia Flores 6.96 17,298
409 Heredia San Pablo 7.53 23,370
410 Heredia Sarapiquí 2,140.54 54,537
501 Guanacaste Liberia 1,436.47 55,921
502 Guanacaste Nicoya 1,333.68 47,823
503 Guanacaste Santa Cruz 1,312.27 46,460
504 Guanacaste Bagaces 1,273.49 18,368
505 Guanacaste Carrillo 577.54 32,168
506 Guanacaste Cañas 682.20 27,970
507 Guanacaste Abangares 675.76 18,319
508 Guanacaste Tilarán 638.39 20,337
509 Guanacaste Nandayure 565.59 11,185
510 Guanacaste La Cruz 1,383.90 19,978
511 Guanacaste Hojancha 261.42 7,289
601 Puntarenas Puntarenas 1,842.33 118,928
602 Puntarenas Esparza 216.80 27,199
603 Puntarenas Buenos Aires 2,384.22 47,576
604 Puntarenas Montes de Oro 244.76 12,495
605 Puntarenas Osa 1,930.24 29,547
606 Puntarenas Aguirre 543.77 23,915
607 Puntarenas Golfito 1,753.96 39,699
608 Puntarenas Coto Brus 933.91 47,247
609 Puntarenas Parrita 478.79 13,940
610 Puntarenas Corredores 620.60 44,180
611 Puntarenas Garabito 316.31 13,165
701 Limón Limón 1,765.79 106,356
702 Limón Pococí 2,403.49 121,735
703 Limón Siquirres 860.19 60,881
704 Limón Talamanca 2,809.93 32,158
705 Limón Matina 772.64 39,961
706 Limón Guácimo 576.48 41,082

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