My maternal great grandfather, Julian Volio Llorente, is by himself in his own tomb which is the second one to the right immediately after the main entrance. This so-called position of privilege was granted him because he had rendered many useful services to the country in politics and private enterprise during the 19th Century. Both my mother and father are resting in a tomb along the left side of the main lane about 75 meters from the principal entrance.
Other cemeteries in the San José Metropolitan area with space available are:
Camposanto La Piedad in Desamparados, Cementerio de San Antonio de Desamparados, Cementerio de Extranjeros. This cemetery was inaugurated many years ago especially for foreigners at a time when the only one existing in the city was the Cementerio General which accepted only Catholics. It's located about one block from the latter. Cementerio Montesacro in Curridabat, Jardines del Recuerdo in la Valencia de Heredia, Parque Cementerio Metropolitano, located in Pavas is administered by the same state institution that operates the Cementerio General. Each town, no matter how small, has its own cemetery and takes special care in keeping the grounds as well kept as possible. The Cementerio de Obreros, also located in San José on the same block and adjacent to the Cementerio General, is administered by the Municipality of San José.
By tradition, as is the case in all Roman Catholic countries, especially in Latin America, November 2nd is the day when people go to the cemeteries to honour their dead by putting flowers on their tombs and saying a prayer.