District and town
Wind turbine in Tilarán
|• Total||138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||564 m (1,850 ft)|
|Population (June 2013)|
|• Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
Tilarán is a small town in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It is the seat of the Tilarán Canton located in the hills overlooking the west shore of Lake Arenal. The district has a population of around 2,500 people.
It is connected by road to El Silencio, and via the 142 road down through the Cordillera de Tilarán hills to Tejona. The area between Tilaran and Tejona is one of the most important wind farms in Costa Rica and turbines are prominent on the landscape. Animal husbandry also forms an important part of the local economy.
- Leonidas Flores -retired footballer
- Carlos Palacios Herrera -Professional Ciclist
- Loco Doooglas -Oasis of the Toucans
- Luis Esteban Herrera -Pianist
- Doris Murillo Boniche - Local Artist. Retired Art professor.
- Danadith Tayals - Poet
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