Costa Rica is one of the few remaining democracies that officially tie itself to Roman Catholic Church. However all religions are freely practiced. Other practicing religions include Evangelical Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Protestants, and to a lesser extent Judaism, Adventist’s and Islam.
Cities and town typically have a main square in the center with a church in the middle; and many of the citizens are very religious. The names of towns in the Costa Rica are often prefixed by ‘San’ or ‘Santa’, a tribute to their religious links, as they translate “God bless’ or ‘If God Wishes It’, Between the airport and the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs the major urban center is Liberia, Guancaste which has . The Church of La Ermita La Agonia.. The building is of an adobe construction dating from 1825 and a significant point of interest. Like most churches in Costa Rica it also faces west.