Tico cuisine of Costa Rica

Tico cuisine of Costa Rica

Visiting Costa Rica you may think that the local cuisine is not very interesting and large. You will find Costa Rica's national food, gallo pinto in each and every place of the country but besides the tourist has the strong impression that Tico cuisine is rather unimaginative and nondescript. The national dish made of fried rice and black beans cooked together with barely hint of onion, red pepper, cilantro and broth, containing lot of protein can be a tasty and healthy food for vegetarians. ... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in Tamarindo

The best restaurants in Tamarindo

If you want to see all the best things about Costa Rica in one place, head to Tamarindo, the pride and joy of Costa Rican tourism. This small beach town is the kind of destination that lends itself to all sorts of travel, from luxury to shoestring budgets. Budget travelers who visited Tamarindo back in the days when it was still a quiet hippie paradise might complain of the touristy turn the town has taken, but even with the new shopping malls, luxury hotels, souvenir shops and massive devel... [ read more ]

5 essential travel experiences in Costa Rica

5 essential travel experiences in Costa Rica

There is no shortage of things to do in Costa Rica, whatever your interests might be, but like in all countries with a very distinctive cultures, some things just must be seen and done if you want to be able to say that you've truly seen Costa Rica. You can't visit Japan without tasting the sushi, or visit Thailand without a romp on an island beach, but what is a traveler to do when in Costa Rica? Granted, the volcanoes and cloud forests are definitely on anyone's Costa Rican bucket list, bu... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in La Fortuna

Top 5 things to do in La Fortuna

The Arenal Volcano is one of the most popular sights in Costa Rica, and many nature-lovers from all over the world visit this beautiful area. And if the Arenal Volcano is your destination, then you will most likely pass through the town of La Fortuna, a small community near one of the most threatening and active volanoes in Costa Rica. Although the lava of Arenal is not likely to reach La Fortuna, which is located 15 kilometers from the volcano, living in the shadow of this fire and ash spew... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Tamarindo

Top 5 things to do in Tamarindo

Tamarindo is the most perfect little tropical paradise in Costa Rica, which is no easy feat in a country known for its lush beauty and warm climate. This smallish town is not the kind of place where you can wader in and out of museums for days, nor a nightlife capital, but that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of things to do here. The town is near some of the most spectacular beaches in Costa Rica, it is surrounded by rainforests and it has a great variety of amazing restaurants and cr... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in San Jose

The best restaurants in San Jose

San Jose is home to about half of Costa Rica's population, and with so many mouths to feed, there is obviously no shortage of eateries in town. From high-end dining to neighborhood joints where the staff knows all the customers, open air markets with stalls selling hot food, restaurants with ethnic foods on the menu, San Jose has it all. A foodie will not be disappointed in San Jose, that much is for sure, and those who are mindful of their budget will also be able to save a pretty penny eve... [ read more ]

Main dishes in Costa Rica

Main dishes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s cuisine is similar to any other Caribbean countries’ cuisine which means that the basic ingredients are black beans and rice accompanied with fresh fruit and vegetables. In general one would say that the countries main dishes are simple but heavy in species and in oil. Garlic, herbs and other blends season the typical dishes. In the following, we are going to list the main dishes of the country, to help you learn a little bit more about its cuisine and in order to know what to... [ read more ]