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Subject: What Is The National Labor Symbol Of Costa Rica?
(Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 02:57PM )

los suenos costa ricaCosta Rica is famed for its terrain. Its endless mountain paths and forested roads draw tourists from across the world.

They also, however, once proved difficult to conquer.

Before the steam-powered engine roared to existence, Costa Rican merchants were forced to travel on foot - through sand, salt and silt. Transporting goods bordered on the impossible, and the economy was perpetually stalled.

The ox-cart changed this.

The ox-cart - a ruggedly designed wagon - effortlessly moved through any area, adapting to the Central Pacific’s many jungles, beaches and mangrove lanes. It became an essential tool to local exporters, allowing them to cross borders and exchange goods. Through it the country's wealth, and global presence, expanded dramatically.

And this is why it was declared the national symbol of labor in 1988.

The ox-cart represents Costa Rica’s progress, as well as its past. Be certain to look for these vehicles on any sport fishing or family vacation. They’re found throughout Los Suenos - brightly painted and proudly displayed.

Contact Costa Rica Vacation to learn more, as well as to secure lodgings and charter tours.
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