Oxcarts of Sarchi

Long before eco-tourism vans took to the roads of Costa Rica, there was another much simpler mode of transportation: the oxcart. Brightly painted with intricate designs, these original wagons or their replicas can be seen throughout the country. Northwest of the international airport near San Jose (SJO) is Costa Rica’s capital of oxcart production, Sarchi, where a giant oxcart replica (the biggest in the world) sits right in the town’s central park. Toy model oxcarts are available in souvenir stores.

Oxcarts of Sarchi

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