Costa Rica Food & Drink
Costa Rican cuisine can be summed up as unpretentious, yet
filling and tasty. Across the country, in any soda (small restaurant) you’ll find casado on the menu; this staple combines bean, white rice, fried
plantains a salad and meat – everything you need on one plate! A popular
breakfast dish is gallo pino (rice
and beans) – on the Caribbean coast you’ll find rice n’ beans, essentially the
same booked cooked with coconut milk. Unsurprisingly, coffee is a staple
throughoutCosta Rica, drunk either black or with milk and sugar; refrescos are a smoothie-type drink made
from tropical fruits.
Costa Rica Attractions
Costa Rica’s main attraction is its abundance of wildlife.
Known for its biodiversity and eco-tourism, travellers to this Central American country can see leatherback, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles
hatch in Tortuguero, go whale watching in the Osa Peninsula and spot toucans,
sloths and howler monkeys in Corcovado and Manuel Antonio National Parks. Relax
in the hot springs (where you’ll find swim up bars and waterslides) in Arenal, visit the 12 metre high Catarata Llanos de Cortes
waterfall and see an impressive collection of gold at the Pre-Colombian Gold
Museum in San Jose.