Museum sights in Northwestern Costa Rica
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OK, so the terms ‘eco’ and ‘mining’ don’t mix well, but it’s worth seeing the photographs and models depicting the old mining practices of the area. On the grounds are a picnic area and children’s play area, and a good system of trails that skirt mining artifacts. There’s also good bird-watching (and iguana-ing) along the trails, and monkeys are occasionally glimpsed.
The tourist office has a tiny museum of local ranching artifacts - cattle-raising is a historically important occupation in Guanacaste. There has also been talk of reopening a museum of sabanero culture in La Gobernación, the old municipal building at the corner of Av Central and Calle Central.