We docked at the port of Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica and then traveled by bus 60 miles inland to the capital of San Jose.

Costa Rica--10/12/98

The port of Puerto Caldera

Coffee plantations

Flowers outside the National Theater in San Jose

A band at the tour rest stop

The beautiful National Theater, built in 1890

The presidential box at the National Theater

Exhibits at the National Museum in San Jose.  Founded in 1887, the museum displays pre-Columbian art, including pottery, stone and gold treasures.

A church, built entirely of metal, to withstand earthquakes

Local pets in the town of Sarchi

One of the hand painted wooden ox carts for which Sarchi is famous.  Carts are available in all sizes from miniature to full size and can be shipped home.

Local kids in native dress pose for a picture in Sarchi

Panama Canal Transit

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