Culinary Vacations in Costa Rica: Our Top 12 Picks for Your Foodie Trip to Costa Rica

Plate of food with traditional Costa Rican ingredients

Costa Rica's Culinary Landscape

One of the first things you might notice about Costa Rican cuisine is that you've never noticed it. Not unless you've traveled to Costa Rica, of course. After all, if you're in the United States, Canada, the UK, or some other North American or European country, how many Costa Rican restaurants do you know? Probably none, right? Unlike Mexican or Peruvian food, Costa Rican food—like the rest of Central America—doesn't really travel well.
That doesn't mean to say it's not any good, though. While Costa Rican food doesn't exactly excite foodies with an array of sensuous spices to tease the taste buds, it's wholesome, tasty, and, for the most part, healthy.
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