Costa Rica News – The ratings are done and we know the best and worst municipalities in Costa Rica. San Carlos comes out on top, with 87.84 points out of 100 whereas Turrubares got only a 26.72, making it the worst of 81 municipalities.
San Carlos is known for the mega-aqueduct that now brings clean water to the area. It stores 3,500 cubic meters. Those in Pital are no longer drinking contaminated well water. San Carlos has also made huge improvements in parks, sewer systems, garbage collection and roads, such as asphalting of 4 kilometers of roads in Boca Arenal. While the credit is given to a great mayor, he attributes the success to a great team of citizens and both public and private entities working together to overcome the “can’t do” attitude. San Carlos is the largest canton in the country. It has 3,373 square kilometers, mostly dedicated to livestock. 65% of the milk and over half of the meat consumed in the country comes from San Carlos.
The many faults in Turrubares are attributed to how politics seems to get in the way of everything. Even simple proposals take a year to be seen. There is a lot of disorder and inability to execute plans completely. It’s also one of the poorest areas of San Jose with a large percentage of the population in need of aid.