Costa Rica isn’t known for its colossal size. The country would easily fit into the state of West Virginia and most destinations are no more than half a day away by road. But it wasn’t always like this. In fact, until little over twenty years ago, great stretches of the country were almost as inaccessible by land as the deepest of South American jungles.
Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast was one of the last regions to become connected to the rest of the country. It was only in 1987 that the first paved road linked the regional capital of Limon to San Jose meaning that for most of the country’s history, the Afro-Caribbean east coast communities developed in almost complete isolation from the rest of Hispanic Costa Rica.
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