The Costa Rica Travel Blog is the current traveller, will-be traveller, has-been traveller, and should-be traveller's guide to everything Costa Rica. Information, stories, news, and advice written by the Pura Vida! eh? Inc. team; Costa Rican insiders, outsiders, and everywhere-in-between-siders.

Food and Drink

What To Eat & Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List & Order Tips

What To Eat & Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List & Order Tips

Eating Costa Rican food is a bit like jumping off the ledge of a rock into a dark and unfamiliar swimming hole 100 meters below. If you’ve never done it before, you are half excited, half terrified, and wholeheartedly curious. The experience is foreign and […]

Gluten-Free Dining In Costa Rica

Gluten-Free Dining In Costa Rica

Finding out you are sensitive to gluten is a bit like discovering you are a reality television fan (if you are one). You never ate a lot of wheat products to begin with (or paid much attention to the ingredients in what you did eat), […]

Vegetarian And Vegan Dining In Costa Rica

Vegetarian And Vegan Dining In Costa Rica

Note: Under the “vegetarian” umbrella, we include fish as a possible meal option with the purpose of appealing to “pescatarians”. Although we are aware of the fact that vegetarians (Nikki included) do not consume fish, pescatarians (like Ricky) do. For this reason, although the post […]

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From (And What It Took For You To Get It)

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From (And What It Took For You To Get It)

Some people around the world rely on a cup of coffee to make it through their day. In Costa Rica, some people rely on that cup of coffee to make it from day to day. Costa Rican coffee is incredible. Arguably one of the best […]

A Costa Rica ‘Rain Day’… the Jack Johnson Way (Banana Pancakes)!

A Costa Rica ‘Rain Day’… the Jack Johnson Way (Banana Pancakes)!

“Well can’t you see that its just raining… there ain’t no need to go outside.” ~ Jack Johnson It’s official. The rain season is here. Well, its officially been the rain/wet/green season for the past two months, but mother nature must have been out to […]

I Am Lactose Intolerant/Allergic To Milk And/Or Cheese. How Do I Inform Restaurant Staff Of My Allergy In Spanish?

I Am Lactose Intolerant/Allergic To Milk And/Or Cheese. How Do I Inform Restaurant Staff Of My Allergy In Spanish?

You asked… I am lactose intolerant. I am allergic to milk/cheese. How do I inform restaurant staff of my allergy in Spanish? We answered… Allergy-ridden travellers, we hear you! I have a strange sensitivity to an ingredient found in some milk products – I can […]

How Much Does Food Cost In Costa Rica?

How Much Does Food Cost In Costa Rica?

You asked… How much does food cost in Costa Rica? How much does it cost to go to restaurants in Costa Rica? How much does it cost to eat in Costa Rica? How much should I budget for food for my Costa Rica trip? We answered… […]