When thinking about Costa Rica, food is usually not the first subject that comes to mind. The country’s vibrant nature, including toucans, sloths and turtles is what leaves a big impression on visitors.
You might know the saying ‘Pura Vida’ and also that the country produces lots of pineapple, banana and coffee. But what else is happening on the culinary front? Costa Rica is full of surprises and the quality of what you can eat and drink in this country might pleasantly surprise you!
Therefore, this blog takes you on a journey along various culinary hotspots both in San Jose and outside the capital. Enjoy your meals!
Text: Renee Snijders
We start our journey in San Jose, because your holiday often also starts in the capital of Costa Rica. In the past five years, the city has undergone quite a transformation and this process is still ongoing. New restaurants, gastro bars and trendy container food courts still pop up everywhere.
In Costa Rica, San Jose is the only city where you find restaurants offering international cuisine. Outside the capital and in the countryside especially, you’ll enjoy typical Costa Rican dishes. A few tips; for Costa Ricans lunch is the most elaborate meal of the day and in the evening, dinner is served early (around six o’clock).
Our Edventure Travel team regularly hits the road to discover new hotels, travel destinations or nice restaurants. We hope that this story gives you more insight in where to find good food in Costa Rica!
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