June 16, 2015 4:06 PM MST
Why would a traveler want to take a rough, dirt/pavement/dirt/more dirt/pavement road to Puerto Cabezas, which has an 80% unemployment rate?
It was 4 years ago that I traveled in Central America for 17 months.
In all the countries – Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama – I went from the western side of the countries to the eastern side of the countries. Except Nicaragua.
Read the rest here –> The Caribbean Road to Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
I can’t say that this is a very well written article unfortunately, a bit too many exclamation points (!) as well as a misspelling but hey the point is a good one; there is this crazy dirt road going to Puerto Cabezas, it’s pretty much the wild wild west out there, and there’s some interesting history regarding what happened during the Contra war out that way.
The photos are nice though, so click through to see all 14 of them.
What I’d like to learn more about is exactly why, in this day and age, that the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua has never been linked by a paved road to the Caribbean Coast? And what is the cost economically of this lack of infrastructure. Also, how does this affect the attitudes of the Miskitos and other indigenous groups that live out that way? Do they feel horribly neglected?
Its always seemed to me that unifying the country would help in both aspects, help the dire economic situation and encourage the Costeño peoples to feel like they are true Nicaraguans and that they are not forgotten.