Population of Cities in Costa Rica (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
54
10,000 to 100,000
  • San Jose
  • Limon
  • San Francisco
  • Alajuela
  • Liberia
  • Paraiso
  • Puntarenas
  • San Isidro
  • Curridabat
  • San Vicente
  • San Vicente de Moravia
  • San Jose
  • Purral
  • Turrialba
  • San Miguel
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael Abajo
  • Quesada
  • Ipis
  • Cartago
  • Chacarita
  • San Juan
  • Mercedes
  • Guadalupe
  • Aserri
  • San Rafael
  • San Felipe
  • Patarra
  • Tejar
  • Heredia
  • San Pablo
  • Calle Blancos
  • Canas
  • Guapiles
  • Siquirres
  • San Diego
  • Colima
  • Esparza
  • San Juan de Dios
  • Nicoya
  • San Rafael Arriba
  • Desamparados
  • Concepcion
  • Alajuelita
  • Sabanilla
  • Granadilla
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Josecito
  • Escazu
  • Naranjo

The Central American country of Costa Rica is known for its beaches, rainforest and wildlife, and around a quarter of the country consists of protected jungle that is home to a diverse range of species. The capital city of San José is located in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica, and is bordered by mountains to the north and volcanoes to the south. The largest city in the country, San José has a population of 333,980, which increases to over two million for the larger metropolitan area. San José is also Costa Rica's center of political and economic activity, with over a million people travelling to the city center to work each day.

Costa Rica is made up of seven provinces which are divided into 82 cantons. Alajuela is the second-largest canton (after San José), with a population of 285,259, and is known for being a key area for the production of coffee and strawberries. The canton of Desamparados, which borders the capital city of San José, has a population of 206,708, making it the third most populous canton in the country. Several of Costa Rica's cantons have very small populations, including Hojancha (7,197), San Mateo (6,136), and Turrubares (5,512).

Costa Rica has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 54 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Costa Rica is San Jose, with a population of 335,007 people.

San Jose

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and sits in the Central Valley with the Talamanca Mountains to thesouth and volcanoes to the north.

335,007

Limon

Puerto Lim�n, commonly referred to as Lim�n, is named after the Spanish word for 'lemon'.

63,081

San Francisco

The San Francisco district is primarily residential and industrial, but it's also famous for the many motels between its boundaries.

55,923

Name 2018 Population Location
San Jose335,007Map
Limon63,081Map
San Francisco55,923Map
Alajuela47,494Map
Liberia45,380Map
Paraiso39,702Map
Puntarenas35,650Map
San Isidro34,877Map
Curridabat34,586Map
San Vicente34,447Map
San Vicente de Moravia34,447Map
San Jose31,430Map
Purral30,034Map
Turrialba28,955Map
San Miguel28,827Map
San Pedro27,477Map
San Rafael Abajo27,419Map
Quesada27,310Map
Ipis26,669Map
Cartago26,594Map
Chacarita26,354Map
San Juan26,047Map
Mercedes26,007Map
Guadalupe26,005Map
Aserri25,874Map
San Rafael25,410Map
San Felipe24,985Map
Patarra23,983Map
Tejar22,433Map
Heredia21,947Map
San Pablo21,662Map
Calle Blancos20,710Map
Canas20,306Map
Guapiles19,092Map
Siquirres18,231Map
San Diego16,991Map
Colima15,875Map
Esparza15,575Map
San Juan de Dios15,469Map
Nicoya15,313Map
San Rafael Arriba15,051Map
Desamparados14,448Map
Concepcion14,000Map
Alajuelita13,845Map
Sabanilla13,251Map
Granadilla12,683Map
Santa Cruz12,281Map
San Josecito12,195Map
Escazu12,071Map
Naranjo11,853Map
Buenos Aires11,680Map
San Antonio10,938Map
San Ramon10,765Map
Tres Rios10,430Map
Daniel Flores10,028Map
Rio Segundo9,853Map
Colon9,687Map
San Rafael8,887Map
Santiago8,292Map
Santa Ana8,029Map
Quepos7,810Map
San Juan7,729Map
Tilaran7,301Map
Corredor7,084Map
Guacimo7,022Map
Atenas7,014Map
Cot6,784Map
Golfito6,777Map
Llorente6,626Map
Miramar6,540Map
Orotina6,135Map
Santo Domingo5,745Map
Salitrillos5,738Map
Mercedes5,467Map
Pocora5,248Map