District 8 San Cristóbal

District VIII San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal Norte: Villa

Surface area: 25.24 km2

Population (according to Census 2011): 33,866 inhabitants and 10,380 dwellings

Altitude: 1,161 meters above sea level.


Administrative Territorial Division:


San Cristóbal Sur *

San Cristobal Norte * /.

Christ the King*. Towns: Entrance Lucha *, La Lucha (North of the River) *, Sierra, Ventolera (West Side).

Empalme Arriba Guaria (West Side) *. Town: Junction Down (West Side) *.


Public Educational Institutions:

  • Escuela Cecilia Orlich Figueres
  • Escuela San Cristóbal Sur
  • Escuela Entrada a la Lucha
  • Escuela La Guaria
  • Escuela San Cristóbal Norte
  • Escuela El Empalme
  • Colegio Técnico Profesional José Figueres Ferrer


Historical review:


San Cristobal is a beautiful town adorned with beautiful cypresses and characters full of popular traditions, which make this place an attraction for visitors, a region extremely picturesque. The Candelaria River divides this district in North and South San Cristóbal. The settlers of the north assert that they were the first to found this district; The families Segura, Romero, Leiva and Venegas are the most outstanding since their formation.

The path ascending and descending capricious curves, being able to contemplate on each side the skirts of the mountain cultivated of coffee and the forests of pine trees covered by the parasites and the climbing plants, full of flowers, forming precious garlands. To the marvel of the landscape must be added the harmonies of the birds, which sing there at the bottom of the shady or the side of the road, forming a kind of choir that distracts the traveler and makes him think of the greatness of creation .

You can see a magnificent panorama: to the south you can see the Cordillera de Tarrazú, with its lively little houses and its wild forests. To the north one can observe the group of houses that are crowded, as if afraid of being alone and forming the other part of the district. San Cristóbal Norte.

At the foot of the mountain range, always between mists, the village of San Cristóbal Norte stands out. Through the arboreal canopies are seen here and there clay tile roofs or columns of smoke that denounce the existence of human beings there.

On the south side are huge hillsides cultivated with sugar cane, corn, beans and coffee, which descend to die on the banks of the San Cristóbal river that collects the waters of the skirts and that is why in winter increases significantly its flow and Slides with great noise.

The weather is cold in general. Only in the low of the slopes Feels a warmer temperature and this towards the South where the row of mountains prevents a little the winds.

In the summer blows during the afternoon very cold winds accompanied by drizzles produced by the condensation of the fog. But, as for rewarding, the winter mornings are very pleasant. The rays of the sun warm from the first hours and rejoice the spirit of Nature.

Everywhere we see new life and the poetic picture of the landscape, they give their share the harmonious chorus of the birds, the bellowing of the cattle and the cry of the happy man who leaves the home to surrender to the task of the field. Don José Figueres Ferrer to cultivate this land with cabuya, properly in the San Cristóbal Sur neighborhood, in this place located between mountains, it has school, college and commerce.

The population began to cooperate with the Industrial Society founded by the Expresidente Figueres. This place was also used during the revolution of 1948, as a center of refuge and against the government of that time and whose leader, Mr. Figueres, managed to defeat with the help of thousands of Costa Ricans who asked for freedom of suffrage and honesty In the elections. The struggle Without End, is today a great company that has given economic and social development to the district.


José Figueres Ferrer

President of the Founding Board 1948-1949 Popular Election 1953 -1958 Popular Election 1970 -1974 He was born in San Ramón de Alajuela, on September 25, 1906. He studied in the U.S. After returning Costa Rica established a farm "La Lucha" south of Cartago in the vicinity of San Cristóbal and Candelaria and began cultivating cabuya. He industrialized that fiber and acquired several coffee farms.

In 1948 he led the revolutionary movement of National Liberation, being its organizer and commander. He established the bases of the Second Republic and installed the Founding Board, exercising as President. It made to respect the electoral victory obtained by Otilio Ulate Blanco to whom it gave the power to him 18 months later, the power 18 months later, the 8 of November of 1949.

In 1953 and 1970 he was popularly elected by a large majority of votes.

In its management of governor abolished the army. The beautiful lyrics of the National Anthem were officially declared, on June 10, 1949, which had not been inexplicably done since, on September 15, 1903, it was sung with great pleasure by the Costa Ricans that the
Admire and respect deeply. He created the Costa Rican Electricity Institute that ended with the electric power crisis that the country was suffering. He founded the National Institute of Housing and Urbanism to endow the middle and poor classes with this one. Nationalized the banking, putting the banking resources within reach of the town, suppressed the electrical tram in the city of San Jose.

In 1955 he defeated an invasion led by Costa Ricans from Nicaragua, whose aim was to overthrow him. Created the Organic Law of the Rural Guard; The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; The Mixed Social Adjustment Institute and the Attorney General's Office; Reorganized the National Symphony, gave great impetus to the teaching of the music of youth. They are eloquent in their beautiful words: "For what tractors without violins? Founded the Institute of Promotion and Municipal Advice, the Costa Rican Institute of Ports of the Pacific, the Costa Rican Development Corporation, the National Commission of Indigenous Affairs and the National University (Heredia). He declared on November 12 of each year "National Pavilion Day." He achieved the transfer of the Railroad to the Atlantic to the State and promoted the great work of the breakwater in Puerto Limón.It implemented the law that provides the age of 18 to exercise the He was a member of the International Labor Organization (ILO) of the United States of America and the United States of America, who died on June 8, 1990, in Curridabat, San Salvador. José and declared Benemérito de la Patria on November 12 of the same year. His remains rest in his farm The Lucha Sin Fin, San Cristóbal de Desamparados