It is located 18 kilometers from the national border with Panama in Paso Canoas and 342 km south of the capital San José, at an altitude of 46 meters above sea level and on the banks of the Caño Seco and Corredor rivers. Its name is a reference and homage to Ricardo Neily Jop (1912-2000†), a citizen of Lebanese origin who founded the city.
Se ubica a 18 kilómetros de la frontera nacional con Panamá en Paso Canoas y a 342 km al sur de la capital San José, a una altitud de 46 msnm y a orillas de los ríos Caño Seco y Corredor. Su nombre es una referencia y homenaje a Ricardo Neily Jop (1912-2000†), ciudadano de origen libanés fundador de la ciudad.
The Corredor district has an area of 272.19 km² and an estimated population of 19,610 inhabitants (2016).1
Neily was founded in 1946, originally being a small dispersed hamlet, for which reason it had a category of villa.
In its economic and demographic development, the area benefited from the construction of the Inter-American Highway and the arrival in Golfito of the United Fruit Company; As a result of the increase in the population, between 1939 and 1940 an immigrant of Lebanese origin, Ricardo Neilly Jop, acquired extensive property in the region and set up a kind of commissary at the service of banana workers. He then sold a series of parcels to merchants who established their businesses in the region. In this way, Villa Neilly emerged as an entertainment center for the banana workers of the farms located in Golfito. Subsequently, the Banana Company in 1945 began to farm in the Coto Valley, directly promoting commercial and housing development in the area.