Gallo Pinto Recipe

One of the staple dishes of Costa Rica is called Gallo Pinto. This dish can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is either accompanied by fried plantain, over medium eggs, and a nice cup of coffee (breakfast style). When it is served for lunch and/or dinner you can see it accompanied with pork, … Continue reading Gallo Pinto Recipe


Coffee, Coffee, and more Coffee

I cannot say that I am a huge coffee drinker or very knowledgable when it comes to certain beans, brewing techniques or whatever, but I can tell you Costa Rica holds some of the best coffee in the entire world. Coffee is a huge export business for the country and their environment has all the perfect … Continue reading Coffee, Coffee, and more Coffee

Traditional Dishes of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to some of the most delicious food and it only got better. Although not an actual dish, Empanadas comes to mind first because this fried pastry is stuffed with either cheese & beans, chicken, pork, ham & cheese, and well you get the idea. You could grab a huge and very … Continue reading Traditional Dishes of Costa Rica


Understanding the Pura Vida Lifestyle

Pura Vida literally translates to, "Pure Life," in English. When you go to Costa Rica you begin to feel the, "slow down effect." Everyone is on what they call Tico Time and time is only a figment of our imagination sort of vibe. It is the idea that this life is beautiful and should be … Continue reading Understanding the Pura Vida Lifestyle