Cremation

In Costa Rica, cremation is an ecological, clean and safe alternative to traditional burial. This service has recently grown in popularity, and has become a very common practice at a reasonable price. It is also a method accepted by most world religions. The Catholic Church accepts cremation in (Canon 1176-3 Code of Canon Law 1983).

ADVANTAGES OF OUR CREMATION SERVICES

  • Cremation is a modern innovation that uses advanced technology throughout the process. Additionally, cremation is an answer to the problem of declining space available for traditional burials, given the rapid growth rate of our population.
  • Our crematorium complies with all sanitation requirements.
  • Our facilities produce zero emissions – no smoke or odors.
  • Our equipment offers the latest, most advanced technology during every step in the process, and is backed by the North American company Mathews (the world leader in cremation equipment), which places us at the forefront of this service.
  • Cremation takes approximately two hours. Afterward, ashes are placed in an identified urn.
  • We have a waiting room.

La Piedad offers several options to preserve the memory of your loved ones

Columbaria: Located at our Heredia and Moravia cemeteries, designed to store urns and ashes.

Also, our Escazú Cemetery offers two options for keeping your urn and your loved one's remains:

  1. CREMATION PLOTS:
    Lots where you can bury an urn, with your family member's ashes, underground. Above, we'll place a headstone with his or her name.

  2. TREES OF LIFE:
    Underground cremation plots, with biodegradable urns to store the ashes of your loved one. Above, we'll place a headstone with his or her name, and here a bush will grow, paying homage to your family member's life.

      

La Piedad offers the option of making these arrangements and paying for the service in full, in advance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HUMAN CREMATION

  • Certificate of Death.
  • Certificate of autopsy performed by a pathologist (as required by law). La Piedad offers this service. Said certificate is not necessary if the deceased was taken to the Forensic Lab.
  • Permission from the Ministry of Health. La Piedad offers this service.

Below you will find details on our Cremation Packages and what each includes:

GOLD Cremation   View details »

  • Transport
  • Ministry of Health Permit
  • Cremation Services
  • Rustic Cremation Coffin
  • Urn
  • Autopsy

JADE Cremation   View details »

  • Transport
  • Ministry of Health Permit
  • Cremation Services
  • Rustic Cremation Coffin
  • Urn
  • Autopsy
  • Decorated Altar for the Delivery of Ashes

EMERALD Cremation   View details »

  • Transport
  • Ministry of Health Permit
  • Cremation Services
  • Rustic Cremation Coffin
  • Urn
  • Viewing Room (24 hours)
  • Cafeteria
  • Coffin for Viewing
  • 4 Floral Arrangements
  • Tribute
  • Autopsy
  • Standard Hearse
  • Decorated Altar for the Delivery of Ashes
  • Preparación del cuerpo (bloqueo, maquillaje, vestimenta)
  • Nota en tv (regalía bajo disponibilidad del canal)
  • Catafalque

DIAMOND Cremation   View details »

  • Transport
  • Ministry of Health Permit
  • Cremation Services
  • Rustic Cremation Coffin
  • Urn
  • Viewing Room (24 hours)
  • Cafeteria (capuccino and tea machines)
  • Refreshments (for 75 guests)
  • Coffin for Viewing
  • Decoración de templo
  • 8 Floral Arrangements
  • Tribute
  • Autopsy
  • Luxury Hearse
  • Choir
  • 50 Separadores
  • 2 notas en TV (regalía bajo disponibilidad del canal)
  • Decorated Altar for the Delivery of Ashes
  • Catafalque

Comparison Table   View table »

CREMATION PACKAGES
Gold
Cremation
Jade
Cremation
Emerald
Cremation
Diamond
Cremation
Transport
Ministry of Health Permit
Cremation Services
Rustic Cremation Coffin
Urn
Viewing Room (24 hours)
- -
Cafeteria
- -
Refreshments
- - - For 75 people
Coffin for Viewing
- -
Gold
Cremation
Jade
Cremation
Emerald
Cremation
Diamond
Cremation
Floral Arrangements
- - 4 8
Tribute
- -
Autopsy
Hearse
- -
Choir
- - -
Separadores
- - - 50
Notas en TV (según disposición del canal)
- - - 2
Decorated Altar for the Delivery of Ashes
-
Gold
Cremation
Jade
Cremation
Emerald
Cremation
Diamond
Cremation

For additional information regarding our cremation services please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.