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 ]

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 ]

Best Festivals in Costa Rica

Best Festivals in Costa Rica

Are you thinking about visiting Costa Rica? If so, why do not plan your visit around the festival time? Costa Rica has plenty of festivals during the year so it’s almost impossible to visit the country and do not find a festival at that time. In the following, we compiled a list with the best festivals in the country. One thing is sure, visiting the country in festival time it means, knowing the culture and the real Costa Rica as these fiestas generally features the countries' cuisine, music... [ 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 ]