IF SOMEONE PASSES AWAY AT THE HOSPITAL
IF SOMEONE PASSES AWAY OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL, DUE TO DOCUMENTED ILLNESS
IF SOMEONE PASSES AWAY DUE TO UNDOCUMENTED ILLNESS OR FROM AN ACCIDENT
The plot's owner or his/her beneficiaries. If the owner is also the deceased, any family member can make these arrangements.
The plot owner (the person who appears in the Civil Registry as the plot owner) must present his or her cédula. Alternately, the owner may send someone with an authorization letter and a copy of the owner's cédula.
A photocopy of the certificate of death or medical exam, and a copy of the deceased's cédula.
In the absence of the deceased's cédula, arrangements may also be made with a document that mentions the reason for which there is no cédula.
Yes, to use a burial plot, you must pay in full for the plot. You must also pay the cost of opening the ground, and be current on your maintenance payments. The cost of funeral services must also be paid in full.
We want our cemeteries to project peace and tranquility, and to do so we have to invest time and money. Your maintenance fees include: 24-hour security, gardens and landscaping, grounds maintenance, and maintenance of common areas (bathrooms, gates, parking areas, interior roads and other infrastructure).
As with all property, if the owner passes away and has no beneficiaries, a succession process must be initiated.
When you purchase a plot, you are acquiring land. When you are ready to use your land, you must build a niche (according to the GENERAL REGULATIONS ON CEMETERIES). Niches must be built with ferroconcrete and must meet seismic regulations. Additionally, they must allow for the evacuation of bodily fluids during the decomposition process
Opening costs include:
Five years after burial, you may transport the remains to another cemetery.
It's not required. A ceremony is also optional.
The requirements to cremate a loved one are:
We offer a comfortable waiting room within the cremation building, where you can wait with your loved ones during the cremation process.
A maximum of two hours, unlike other crematoriums in Costa Rica where the cremation process can last up to eight hours.
After the cremation process is completed, the ashes are put in a previously selected urn, and the act is signed to confirm delivery. Afterwards and at their convenience, family members may make arrangements for the ashes.
Yes. We only cremate one person at a time in order to eliminate any confusion. This allows us to accurately identify the coffin of the deceased throughout the entire process.
Yes, the coffin or casket is included.
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