It’s a geographic mystery 455 years in the making, but it’s possible that the first Spanish settlement in Costa Rica’s Central Valley was built in what is today the Valle del Sol, commonly known as Santa Ana.
Welcome to Valle del Sol, the canton of Santa Ana, home to millionaires, onion farmers, traditional pottery makers, urban professionals, a growing number of expats and ordinary Ticos of all descriptions — one of the least known greatest places in Costa Rica.
To cap off their project, the students contacted the Dawn team directly to ask them a few questions about scientific aspects of the project and seek some career guidance. What better way to learn about a project than from the people working on it?
A sixth-grade class at St. Jude’s School in Lindora, Santa Ana, west of San José, capped off their school year with a project that allowed them to learn about alternative energy as a fuel by making their own little hybrid cars powered by solar energy and batteries.