What I'll find in Costa Rica
You're here and you're hungry, what are we going to eat?
If you think you are going to eat latin food just because you are in Costa Rica then you are very much mistaken, but Costa Rica has a phenomenal variety of food and dishes you can try. You will be surprised to find that there are many Asian restaurants and many European restaurants. The food is plentiful and the cost is reasonable. Of course, every good hotel has an on-site restaurant, but you will definitely want to eat at the local restaurants.
In San Jose there are some good restaurants. Ristorante Bohemia is a good European restaurant serving a formal European dinner with an excellent wine list. Looking for restaurants to try to find some typical dish, I found Tino on the list of new restaurants. It is a restaurant that has stood the test of time and is still in business. The food is considered Asian bread and you can find Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even some from East India. The desserts are delicious. But it's still not Costa Rican food.
There are also Cuban restaurants and there is one in particular that can make you embarrassed. If you ask for a portion of fries will come to your plate whole fried potatoes and a sauce, but not those on toothpicks that we are accustomed to, In another you can order the same portion of fries and come exactly what you ordered accompanied with a sauce, but one extremely exaggerated portion as in the USA. Do not expect Aboriginal food to be like Mexican food. It can be considered insipid and healthier than the Mexican food we usually eat here in the United States. Costa Rica's food is considered healthier because it is fresher and more natural. There are no canned peas here!
The best thing about eating in Costa Rica is that all fruits, vegetables and seafood are very fresh. In some cases, beef and pork are also fresh. In all restaurants, the juice that is served is usually fresh. It seems cheaper to serve fresh rather than frozen. Many small restaurants grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. There is also cheese made by the Quaker Community of Monteverde and if you travel around Monteverde you have the opportunity to meet the Quaker.
If you are like me, who likes a good coffee in the morning be warm or warm Costa Rica offers the best coffee crop. Here you can store and bring coffee bags as gifts to friends and family at home. Many hotels are located in former coffee plantations or in functional coffee plantations.
One of the local dishes is ceviche, a wonderful seafood dish that I can prepare at home with boiled shrimp and crab. One of the delicacies of most salads is the Hearts of Palm. I think it's great, especially since I love Hearts of Palm. Here in the United States they are expensive and I have not had them for some time.
Abanana is a staple food for Costa Ricans. AS Kids eat fried breakfast bananas around here. Do not be surprised to see a child putting ketchup on a fried banana. Well, I soon discovered that bananas belong to the banana family, but are more commonly used as potatoes.
Vegetarians and Vegans Travel to Costa Rica Because of the many fresh produce, Costa Rica is a paradise for vegetarians and vegans. You will find many vegetarian restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Most big hotels have buffets and you can always eat there but it will be a poor service if you do not try the local cuisine because it is so fresh and original. There are many Americans and others who come to Costa Rica and do business. No matter where you are in Costa Rica, go out and try the food. Visit a new place every day.
Traveling by Costa Rica and Rich in Art as well
Costa Rica has developed quietly in the art world, but in recent years there has even been an artistic community in development. Although this island is located in an area heavily influenced by pre-British art, native artists and those who have decided to move to Costa Rica produce new and exciting works of art. For them, it is a world of art in which they are innovative.
In the capital of Costa Rica, San José, there are more than enough museums. But there are still no real "art" museums. One way of showing what their artists have is in the artists themselves, who show art in their own environments, in their homes.
There is a visit that the guide will take you to 5 or 6 houses of artists or in one as an example, so that you evaluate your works.
The tours of Jan a local guide are very different. He takes you into the jungle and shows the beauty of Costa Rica and creates your own art. The flora and fauna of Costa Rica are incredible and the touch of tinta color is a lot of fun. Of course, this is not for everyone, but for those who have an artistic nature, this tour may be part of your route. Jan o quia local, teaches portability in his art magazine and has 8 years of experience in cycling in and around Costa Rica. This takes you to beautiful places to show incredible things to draw and paint. If you do not want to make art for yourself but are art lover, there are offers on the way to the museums of San Jose. The Costa Rican Art Museum in San Jose is currently located in the building that was the city's airport. It has to be a very interesting museum. There is also the Precolumbian Gold Museum, which means pre-Columbian gold museum. It has a sculpted gold dial and is presented in beautiful pieces and presented in a fascinating spectacle. If you are interested, there is a coin museum in the INS building, but it really does not float on my boat. There is a contemporary art museum showing the work of local artists as well as a children's museum that is large enough and will take a lot of time for children. There is also an insect museum, an exhibition of snakes and, finally, a crime museum. Costa Rica: dance music and nightlife Music in Costa Rica is music for dancing. From salsa to chamber music, there is something for everyone. Live bands play in different clubs across the country. Salsa, Jazz, Rock, Tango, Tex-Mex and Calypso are represented in several discotheques in Costa Rica. If you stay in and around San Jose, the best nightlife in El Pueblo is in Escazu. Here you will find restaurants, nightclubs and shops
Club Twister is a very popular club that plays contemporary Latin American music. Another is El Tobagan, and although they are only open on weekends, they are always full. Somewhere in El Pueblo there is the tango bar, with some older girls serving drinks and romantic ballads. With luck, an Argentinean visitor can translate the texts. From time to time you have the pleasure of seeing a good tango. Costa Ricans love to dance and are so good that they are scary. There is not much Cha Cha, but there is plenty of Cumbia, Merengue, Lambada and Salsa. If you have the opportunity, before you go to Costa Rica, try to get salsa lessons. This is the most fun you can have, and it ensures that you are alive. At night, many clubs dance throughout Costa Rica, but most of the best hotels have music in the evenings. If you speak Spanish and are looking for local events, you can try reading the local newspapers Tico Time and La Nacíon. This should help you find local movie times and information on shows and festivals. Every year, in February and March, the Monteverde Art Festival takes place with local musicians and guest musicians.
Places for music change from year to year, depending on what festival planners have in mind, check the local paper or just ask. Local Costa Ricans will be happy to provide you with all the information you need for the next presentation. Costa Rica is primarily Catholic, so most holidays follow the usual Catholic holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, but one of the highlights is is the celebration of the black Esquírolas Cristo. This festival is based in Guatemala but is celebrated throughout Costa Rica. There is a large population of Guatemalan immigrants, so this may have something to do with the celebration.
The National Theater was built more than a hundred years ago and at that time the Costa Ricans developed their own national theater group. In addition, Costa Rica has its own symphonies and ticos that love classical music almost as much as salsa. For those who enjoy a different nightlife, there are also nature and wildlife tours. In the cloud forest of Mountverde there are night walks that show the beauty of the animal world, which is only visible at night. Traveling to Costa Rica is not a simple tour, it is a complete tour and that your whole family can enjoy, as it has places for all tastes and the most interesting is that you can program all this with these tips. If you want to know more itineraries and places for ideas of your trips, your vacations alone or with the family here and here