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The river system of the Sarapiquí Canton, is part of the Northern Caribbean Slope; which in turn belongs to the Sarapiqui, Chirripo and Cureña rivers.

The first one receives water from the Sarapiqui, to which the Pozo Azul, San Ramon, Tirimbina, Bijagual, Peje and Mojon, Volcan and Puerto Viejo are also part of. The Puerto Viejo River is born from the Molejon and Sardinal, and receives the Guacimo, Sardinal and San Rafael Rivers. The Rio Sucio, Rio San Jose and General all join Puerto Viejo River, and Toro and Cuarto are located where the Maria River is at. These rivers, except the rivers Sarapiqui, Sardinal, Patria, General and Toro are all born in the region. And they present a northbound direction all the way to the San Jan River.

The Rivers Volcan General and San Juan are limits, the first two with Vara Blanca and the other with the Republic of Nicaragua. The lagoons of Caño Negro, Astillero and Estero Grande are located in this area. The Chirripo River is originated in the canton, where the Rivers General And Sucio come together, it is northbound until it joins the Colorado River, which is also the provine limit with Pococi, Limon. Here you can find the Garza lagoon. Lastly, the Cureña river, Cureñita, Tamborcito, Copalchi, which are all born in Sarapiquí, are bound northwest, until they join the San Juan River, which is the natural limit with the Republic of Nicaragua. Here you can find the Copalchi, Tambor, Manenque, Remolino Grande and Las Gemelas lagoons.

Hidrography

The Chirripó River is originated in the Canton, where the Rivers General and Sucio come together, it is also northbound until it joins Colorado River, and likewise it is limit with the Pococi canton of the province of Limon. Here you can find Garza Lagoon.

 

Lastly, the Cureña river, Tamborcito and Copalchi are bound north as well, until they join the San Juan River, which is a limit with the Republic of Nicaragua. Other rivers such as Copalchi, Tambor, Maquenque, Remolino grande and Las gemelas can also be found here.

Phones:
(506) 2766-6768
(506) 8866-3823

Location:
Only 90 minutes away from San José, Costa Rica
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