Río Claro is part of the Canton of Golfito. The political and administrative division of Costa Rica is defined by provinces, such as, San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limón. These provinces, at the same time are divided in cantons and districts.
In the administrative aspect, the Puntarenas province has the following cantons : Puntarenas, Esparza, Buenos Aires
, Montes de Oro, Osa, Aguirre, Golfito
, Coto Brus, Parrita, Corredores y Garabito. The canton of Corredores has a surface of 567 square kilometers and it is subdivided in the following districts: Corredor, La Cuesta, Canoas and Laurel.
is a little village that has been developed in the turnpike from the Carretera Interamericana to Golfito
or to La Cuesta.
Tourism in Rio Claro
is a strategic center that is used as a lodging place which is chose by those that go shopping to Golfito
or Paso Canoas,