Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Linking Durham to Cities in China, Costa Rica, England, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania

          Tilaran, Costa Rica

 The Tilaran group celebrated after Durham's City Council approved the application of Tilaran to become a Sister City with Durham. The signing ceremony was in April, 2019.

    Tilaran is in the beautiful mountains of northwest Costa Rica.  It is a center for energy efficiency with hydro- electric energy, and 9 wind farms.

Activities and Programs


-- Durham Public School Teachers visited Tilaran for a professional development program.

-- The Planet Team project plans to link High School students in Tilaran and Durham to promote reducing the use of plastic, especially plastic straws.

-- A delegation from Sister Cities of Durham will visit Tilaran in Feb., 2020 to celebrate this new partnership.