14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Costa Rican Oxcart
This business owner of the coffee mill depends heavily on the tourist that come to see one of Costa Rica most breathtaking site -Poas Volcano National Park. The traditional oxcart, or carreta, is Costa Rica’s most famous type of craft. From the mid-nineteenth century, oxcarts were used to transport coffee beans from Costa Rica’s central valley over the mountains to Puntarenas on the Pacific coast, a journey requiring ten to fifteen days. This journey continues on to present day.
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