Flores is the canton number 8 of the province of Heredia, because of its area of only 6.96 km², it is the smallest in the country. Flores is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area. The main economic activity of the canton is the cultivation of coffee. Southwest of Flores is located a sector of the industrial zone under development Barreal de Heredia. According to the 2011 National Census, the population of the canton was 20,037 inhabitants, of which, 7.8% were born abroad. The same census highlights that there were 5,751 occupied homes, of which 83.0% were in good condition and there were problems of overcrowding in 2.4% of the houses.100.0% of its inhabitants lived in urban areas.
Among other data, the literacy level of the canton is 99.1%, with an average schooling of 10.6 years. The same census details that the economically active population is distributed as follows: Primary Sector: 1.9%. Secondary Sector: 24.0%. Tertiary Sector: 74.1% Its capital is the city of San Joaquín, where there is a stone church dating from 1865, declared of architectural and historical interest, and the only church in the country where the Mass is often celebrated Tridentina.