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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

La Carreta

  • Local Interest–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

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The world's largest oxcart, constructed and brightly painted by longtime local factory Taller Eloy Alfaro e Hijos (Eloy Alfaro and Sons Workshop) and enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records can be found in Sarchí's central park. The work—locals refer to it as simply La Carreta (the oxcart)—logs in at 18 meters (45 feet) and weighs 2 tons. Since no other country is attached to oxcarts quite like Costa Rica, we don't imagine that record will be broken anytime soon.

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Center of Sarchí, central park, Sarchí, 21201, Costa Rica


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