This is a close up of the top of the altar canopy of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, which I showed from a distance in previous posts. You will note that on the wall behind the angel is the seal of the country of Costa Rica. You will note that the seal identifies the country as being located in Central America and shows green vegetation, high mountains, both oceans, and an old Spanish sailing ship.
Christopher Columbus visited Costa Rica, but it was largely overlooked by the early Spanish colonial rulers because it did not have gold. It was given the name "Costa Rica," which means rich coast, by Spanish explorers who saw the gold of the local population, but the Spaniards mistakenly assumed at first that the source of the gold was local. When they learned that the gold came from far away, the Spanish lost interest.
The first permanent settlement in Costa Rica was on its Pacific Coast, which I find to be a curious in view of the fact the Spanish exploration came from the Atlantic/Caribbean side of the country.