Enjoy the Best Coffee in the World, and Protect Your Liver Too

Coffee is part of our lives and an essential component of the essence of being tico, but now there's even more reason to drink...
food costa rica

Save Money, Process Food at Home

Costa Rica is known for many things: beautiful scenery, adventure tourism, plentiful wildlife and high food prices.As breathtaking as the nation is, let’s be...

Gotu Kola: The Indian Cure-All You Should Know

The ancient Eastern tea has been used for everything from detoxification to preventing dementia. GOTU KOLA also known as INDIAN PENNYWORT and in Sanskrit BRAHMI...

Why You Should Eat More of Costa Rica’s Award-Winning Bananas

The European Union-Central America partnership recently declared Costa Rican bananas the best in the world. Learn why you should be eating more of the...

Turn Up the Heat: 5 Grilled Fruits You Ought to Try

Sure Costa Rica is known for its bountiful tropical fruits, but have you ever tried them grilled? Newsflash! Your grill can do more than BBQ...

8 Weird Feria Fruits You’ve Got To Try

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and definitely don’t judge these fruits by their shape, smell or color. The Costa Rican feria, like...

Why We Ate Better in a Third-World Country

It really didn’t occur to me that living in the United States, the land of obesity, was like living through a famine. While visiting...

Wild Brews Kombucha: Your New Favorite Health Drink

What is kombucha and who are the “wild” girls brewing it here in Costa Rica? Originating in China over 2000 years ago, kombucha gained a...
vegan food costa rica

Vegetarian Food You Will Crave, at Mantra’s Veggie Cafe

Hearty lasagna that tastes just like your great aunt Gloria’s, rich pad Thai that rivals that of even Eastern Asia, artisan pizza, authentic pesto,...

Don’t be Coconut Shy!

The humble and tropical coconut: we couldn’t live without it. Utilized by the culinary industry for its rich cream and sweet flesh, its aromatic...
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