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District and town
Wind turbine in Tilarán
Wind turbine in Tilarán
Tilarán is located in Costa Rica
Location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°28′18″N 84°58′09″W / 10.47167°N 84.96917°W / 10.47167; -84.96917
Country Costa Rica
Province Guanacaste
Canton Tilarán
 • Total 138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 8,892
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal code 50801

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.[1] The district has a population of around 2,500 people.[2]

It is connected by road to El Silencio, and via the 142 road down through the Cordillera de Tilarán hills to Tejona.[3] 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.

The main religion is Roman Catholicism and the town lies at the center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tilarán.

Notable people[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ "Tilaran". Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  2. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. - INEC
  3. ^ Baker, C.P. (2005). Costa Rica. Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness Travel Guides. p. 150. 

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