Juan Vinas is the capital metropolis of the first district of the canton of Jimenez, in the province of Cartago, Costa Rica. The population is settled on land with very irregular topography, at the eastern restriction of the Guarco Valley, at an altitude of 1,165 meters above sea stage, and on the banks of the La Maravilla River, one of the tributaries of the Reventazon River. The metropolis of San Jose, capital of the country, is 55 kilometers to the west.
The first settler who got here to the location, from Cartago, inside the first half of the 19th century, was Don Venancio Sandoval, who had the first farm within the place, which he knew as Naranjo. Mr. Sandoval had espresso plantations on his belongings, the fabricated from which become carried to Carthage. Later he sold his farm to the gents Francisco María Iglesias and Saturnino Tinoco Llorente; who progressed the land, enlarged it by means of shopping for other neighboring vacant masses, dedicating them to the cultivation of sugarcane.