Costa Rican food doesn't often rank as highly since many travelers mistakenly imagine Costa Rica as just another Latin American country of burritos, tacos and quesadillas. But, while not overly complex or aggressively seasoned, typical Costa Rican cuisine is refreshing, varied and delicious.
Costa Rica is well known for its lush rainforests, epic surf spots, and cuddly three-toed sloths, but its food scene is also worthy of attention. Costa Rica’s rich culinary culture is strongly influenced by the dizzying array of fruits and veggies made possible by the same biodiversity and microclimates that make it a destination for nature lovers. The country’s modern food scene is also thriving.
Some of the country’s unique culinary culture stems from combining orchard- and farm-picked native ingredients with flavors from around the world, especially Africa and Spain. On a Costa Rica tour, meals can be just as much a part of your adventure as the activities you have planned.