Food & Drink

We bet you a $3 pack of cigarettes you will start smoking again in Costa Rica

Yes, you heard us right. $3 packs of cigarettes in Costa Rica. The land of “Pura Vida” is also the land of some of the cheapest cigarettes. If you’re coming from New York where a pack of cigarettes can set you back $13, or Texas where they’ll run you $7, Costa Rica is a dangerous country for those on the road to recovery. Here are the prices at a local supermarket: You’ve been warned!

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9 reasons why Clos is better than a boyfriend

It’s tough to beat a good Trits on a hot day in Costa Rica, but Clos boxed wine might have it beat. Many girls come to Costa Rica and find love, for everybody else, there’s Clos. Without further ado, the 9 reasons why Clos is better than a boyfriend. 1. Clos does not judge you via GIPHY Clos is always at your side saying, “Have one more glass! You deserve it.” 2. You can have more than one Clos White…

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Where to find the cheapest liquor and beer in Costa Rica

If you’re traveling to Costa Rica, odds are you’re not coming down here for work. You’re coming down here to party! And with that partying you’ll most likely be consuming a large amount of adult beverages. But, if you’re ballin’ on a budget, you need to know where to find the cheapest liquor and beer for your Costa Rica getaway. Fortunately, the party can start the moment you land. Both San Jose and Liberia airports in Costa Rica feature duty…

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5 foods you must eat in Costa Rica

Foreign countries can be a bit frightening, especially if you’ve never been outside your home state. Sometimes the biggest shock of travel is the food. Fortunately, Costa Rica is not at all like Asia or India. The locals will not be offering you insects to eat here (sorry if that disappoints you!). Costa Ricans are known for their friendliness but more importantly their amazing food. Here are 5 of the must eats in Costa Rica. 1. Trits You CANNOT leave…

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The 2nd most addicting drug you’ll find in Costa Rica

Last month I wrote about the most addicting drug you’ll find in Costa Rica. That article crashed the site because obviously Trits are THE most addicting thing here and everybody knows it. But, there is another drug that’s even more widely available than Trits. This drug requires no refrigeration, it can be eaten alone or put on just about anything. You probably know the drug I’m talking about by now. Salsa Lizano This sauce was developed back in 1920 by…

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How I actually save money living in Costa Rica

I’m constantly hearing from tourists and my friends who visit that they are┬ásurprised at how expensive┬áCosta Rica is. Most of my expat friends agree too, Costa Rica is not cheap. I would say food and drinks are definitely inline with US prices, and housing, depending on where you’re from, might be about the same. I would compare it to the cost of living in Portland, Oregon (at least for the Tamarindo area). Let’s call food, drinks and housing equal —…

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The best party in a can money can buy

Millions of dollars are spent each year trying to solve the world’s greatest problems like curing cancer, ending hunger and sending a man to Mars. While these are all noble endeavors, perhaps the greatest achievement the human race has achieved is the rum & coke in a can. via GIPHY Not until I moved to Costa Rica did I discover what may be the capstone of achievement for any society in the world. There’s always the problem of wanting a…

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The most addicting drug you’ll find in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is not a place you want to travel to if you have a tendency towards addictions. Especially if you have an addiction of the dairy variety. Many people who travel to Costa Rica find themselves buying this dairy “drug” twice, sometimes three times a day. It’s available in almost every corner store. Trits are THE MOST addicting things you’ll try down here in Costa Rica. Trits are produced and distributed by Dos Pinos. They consist of vanilla ice…

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Top 5 places to eat in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo is a city made up of expats from around the world. Thanks to this you can get pretty much any type of food in the city. Here are the top 5 places to eat in Tamarindo: 1. Sprout Sprout combines amazing food with quick and courteous service. They have daily food and drink specials and some of the best pork sliders anywhere. Fried calamari and guacamole appetizers are not to be missed. 2. Falafel Bar If you’re craving some…

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