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Warship in 1857, but, in 1860, he attacked Honduras, claiming to be the president of that country. The Hondurans, who had had enough of Walker’s shenanigans, promptly executed him. Until 1890, coffee growers had to transport their coffee either by oxcart to the Pacific port of Puntarenas or by boat down the Río Sarapiquí to the Caribbean. In the 1870s, a progressive president proposed a railway from San José to the Caribbean coast to facilitate the transport of coffee to European markets. It took nearly 20 years for this plan to reach fruition, and more than 4,000 workers lost their lives constructing the railway, which passed through dense jungles and rugged mountains on its journey from the Central Valley to the coast.

172) and several other large hotel projects, is one of the shining lights of contemporary Costa Rican architecture. ART Unlike Guatemala, Mexico, or even Nicaragua, Costa Rica does not have a strong tradition of local or indigenous arts and crafts. The strong suit of Costa Rican art is European and Western influenced, ranging from neoclassical to modern in style. Early painters to look out for include Max Jimenez, Francisco Amighetti, Manuel de la Cruz, and Teodorico Quiros. Recently deceased and living legends of the art world include Rafa Fernández, Lola Fernández, and Cesar Valverde.

You can pick up a map when you arrive at the ICT’s information desk at the airport, or at their downtown San José offices (although the map included with this book is generally better). Other sources in San José for detailed maps include Seventh Street Books, Calle 7 between 38 C H A P T E R 3 . P L A N N I N G Y O U R T R I P T O C O S TA R I C A avenidas Central and 1 (& 2256-8251); Librería Lehmann, Avenida Central between calles 1 and 3 (& 2223-1212); and Librería Universal, Avenida Central between calles Central and 1 (& 22222222).

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