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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Thank you! I just needed reassurance, really.


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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:18 pm 
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I wouldn't want to drive there either. When we were there, I saw several roads that were impassable to rental cars (and I guess no one warned these people?) and folks were forced to drag their luggage along muddy dirt roads. I was happy to watch this sort of thing from the hired car service, which was some type of jeep or other heavy-duty vehicle.

There is a reliable infrastructure of tourist travel. It won't be hard to find someone to take you where you want to go and it will be so much easier than driving.

I also had no problem with the food. We did a lot of day excursions, and most of these things provide lunch. It was easy enough to talk about food options while booking the day trips. Most of the food was very vegan friendly. I would say better than usual for traveling.

I also found that a lot of Costa Ricans speak English. I speak Spanish, but I didn't really need it that much.


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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:44 am 
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Oh god the food was SO good. We stayed at Boca Sombrero, on the Osa Peninsula, where they cooked us three enormous gorgeous vegan meals per day. There was even chocolate cake with avocado-based frosting. Chayote, squash, mangos, papayas, gallo pinto, one night was Indian food, another Thai. The food was stupendous.

On another note, if you are in Alajuela en route to the aeroport, Jalapeno's was terrific and they will veganize many things for you. The plantains with beans and guacamole were especially tasty. Their margaritas were sweet and sour and strong.

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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:51 am 
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Almost 1 week in of a two week stay in Costa Rica with in laws. Then I go home but my baby and husband stay for almost 3 more weeks! We are in Desamparados. Food has been tough because it is hard to get out to grocery shop. I just want peanut butter. Apparently though, you can buy Gardein products for $8 at the fancy grocery store which is super far away. No thanks! There are no grocery stores in the area. We are taking a trip today to the hot springs in La Fortuna near Arenal Volcano which is exciting. Next week will be tough because I will be mostly watching my bebecito at the house. They do have a little play area at least, but it is more for big kids than toddlers. Wish me luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Okay, finally got to the grocery store and got my peanut butter! We had an awesome trip to Arenal Volcano. Good food too! The best plaintain ever too - I think it was baked (or maybe grilled?) - it was sooo good.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Where we ate in La Fortuna was La Choza de Laurel. Awesome patacones (kind of like plaintain tostada shells) that come with refried beans, tomato, and avocado. I also got a typical plate or whatever it is called. There isn't a vegetarian plate on the menu but they seemed to already have it worked out that you got avocado and extra veggies instead of the meat. Just ask for it with no egg. Also I am prety sure the small piece of corn was made with butter. I wasnt sure if the whole black beans were safe because they had a lot of seasoning, an I just skipped those, but it was a great plate.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Patacones!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:54 pm 
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The plato tipico, after I ate the veggies and some picadillo. It included baked plantain, rice, salad, avocado and really just a bunch of yummy stuff. .

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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:24 am 
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kimba wrote:
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Yum! Thank you for these, Kimba. I've been missing CR lately, and I miss the gorgeous food! I'm going back in January and am already counting the weeks. Where are you? I'll be heading back down to the Osa Peninsula, but may travel a bit en route or after.

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I am with in-laws in Desamparados near San Jose. We have taken a couple day trips, one to La Fortuna and today to a beach somewhere. I really don't have a good feel of where I am / where my in laws are taking me! I am watching my bebecito while my husband prepares for some concerts for his trio.


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 Post subject: Re: Costa Rica-Food Help? Please?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:05 pm 
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On the way to La Fortuna from the airport, I passed this vegetarian resort that had a little road side vegetarian/vegan restaurant - so cool! landsinlove.com


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