Vegan Food Guide to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known worldwide for it’s delicious coffee, but when it comes to more substantial foods are vegetarians left high and dry?

By no means! I feel that Costa Rica is probably one of the easiest places to travel as a vegan. Even as a raw vegan it is fairly easy since you can always get fruit plates (oh my god the fruuuuuit), smoothies and salads.

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7 Day Itinerary For Costa Rica

Costa Rica might look small on a map, but don’t fool yourself. You can’t see it all in a week. When I took my trip to this Central American gem, I knew I didn’t want to rush. “Pura Vida”, the typical Costa Rican greeting, was going to be the motto of my trip and I took it to the heart.

Costa Rica might look small on a map, but don’t fool yourself. You can’t see it all in a week. When I took my trip to this Central American gem, I knew I didn’t want to rush. “Pura Vida”, the typical Costa Rican greeting, was going to be the motto of my trip and I took it to the heart. Be inspired by my recommendations, learn from my mistakes and (not so serious) survival tips!

Pura Vida
Spanish for "pure life." The law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos (Costa Ricans) follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it.

7 Day Itinerary For Costa Rica

Arriving to the capital San José

In late April, I arrived without set plans to Costa Rica. I came into the country through the airport of San José, which lies northwest of the capital. I only had booked my stay with Aldea Hostel for the first night, since I planned to continue to the beach as soon as possible. (Un)fortunately Costa Rica had other ideas.

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Cuba & the Internet or “Island of the Disconnected”

Cuba´s internet is not only one of the slowest in the world, it is also the youngest – and the most wanted. Cubans have been cut off the rest of the world for too long. Now is their time to take over Facebook and Twitter. They are more than ready for it.

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Traveling To Cuba – Are You Really Ready For Take Off?

Exploring the biggest of all Caribbean islands can be a great adventure, but it doesn’t come without a couple challenges. Here is what you need to know before traveling to Cuba!

All the information in one place:

  • Finding and connecting to wifi
  • The dual currency issue and how to get cash
  • Do you really need a visa
  • Culinary experiences  or – “The R&B diet”

It seems like only a day has passed, since I sat in one of the two wooden rocking chairs, my grandmother has sitting out on her porch. They have been there as long as I can remember and welcome guests to sit down, have a cuban coffee and conversation.

My father’s family lives in a small village about an hour and a half away from the endless beaches of Varadero. A million tourists are traveling tu Cuba year by year, lots of them Russian, Canadian and German, landing on the holiday resort´s own airport. However, most tourists stick to the resort areas with little opportunity to interact with local Cubans beyond their hotel staff. In fact, up until 1997, it was actually illegal for locals to mingle with international tourists. Did you know that? I bet not. Here are some more surprising facts about Cuba!

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