This illustrates the ranching tradition of the area, as many villages in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, called Guanacaste, have cattle chutes for farmers and ranchers to be able to load their livestock onto trucks to take them to market.
You can also tell by the condition of this cattle chute and the height of the grass around it that it is not used very much anymore. The main industry in the area is now tourism and the services for the tourism industry, rather than cattle.
Our photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week are some underwater close-up photos that I took of the inside of iridescent clams in Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific. If you have not seen them, I respectfully submit that it is worth a visit, as they are unique.