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April 23, 2018


The Puriscal Times is a free English language website


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Welcome to the Puriscal Times, a site designed to help the residents & future residents of Puriscal have a wonderful, positive experience while living in Costa Rica. It contains informative articles, news, yellow pages, club info, and creative compositions submitted by our readers, and is freely distributed via the world wide web.

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Many people believe that the name came from the flower of the beans…’flores del frijol’. A very romantic idea but there is another justification for the name Puriscal. The story of Puriscal says that in 1815 Puriscal began to be populated but this is not warranted. The truth is that some families reached Puriscal after 1856. Therefore, it is not easy to accept that the name derives from purisco, flower of the bean. The name predates that, because the land was cultivated and worked very hard. The name Puriscal has prior ancestry, lineage and caste. Simply derived from the Indians that inhabited the center of this community, puririsi or puririse Indians, such as the Quitirrisi. The suffix “al” of Puriscal simply indicates abundance. Where there were puris Indians, the town of puririsi, was called Puriscal. This really is credible because in many places of the city center and neighboring towns that were inhabited by indigenous Indians, often are found stones for grinding corn, stone axes, and pottery.

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Population: 11,580 Elevaton: 3,625 feet Avg. Temp. 69 degress F San Jose: 28 miles

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:    Emergency   911     Red Cross/Cruz Roja 2416-5555 / 7070   Fire Dept. 2416-8018         Police  2416-6190 / 0918   OIJ  2416-8900   Taxis  2416-7565     ICE 2416-6123    AyA 2416-6023    Health Dept. 2416-6032      Registro civil 2416-6130