Sarchi Tourism

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Sarchí is the capital city of the canton of Valverde Vega also known as Sarchí in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. The district of Sarchí covers an area of 15.11 km² (1), including the central area of the city. It has a population of 6,912 (2). The district of Sarchí Sur covers an area of 6.51 km² (1), and has a population of 4,659 (2). The city lies at an elevation of 1000 meters above sea level (1) on the slopes of the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range) at the eastern edge of the Central Valley. It is 27 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital city of Alajuela, and 46 kilometers from the national capital city of San Jose. Sarchí is Costa Rica's most famous crafts center. The town offers more than 200 stores and small family-operated woodworking factories producing wooden bowls and other tableware, fold-up rocking chairs of wood and leather, and a wide variety of kitschy items. The most popular items on sale are "carretas", elaborately painted oxcarts that traditionally carried coffee from the highlands down to the port on the Pacific coast.


Planning a vacation to Sarchi in Costa Rica? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Jaco also deserves a visit. Jaco is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Costa Rica Waterfall Tours, Jaco Beach, Atv Adventure Tours Costa Rica. Also, to reach Sarchi, you'll have to take a flight to Jaco; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Sarchi, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Sarchi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sarchi

    Know the pollution level of Sarchi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 69.32 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.45 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 65.91 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • Sarchi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sarchi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sarchi.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.38 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 63.73 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50.96 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.46 (High)
    • Attacks 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.4 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.64 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.31 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.78 (High)
  • Living in Sarchi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sarchi is 120.89 (High)

    • Safety Index 45.51 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.48 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 51.1 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 66.84 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.8 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.77 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.18 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sarchi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sarchi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 60.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.08 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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