A BIG PART of breaking out of your routine and experiencing some place new is exploring the local cuisine. In the case of Costa Rica, you can’t really go wrong — but here are some extra special items to keep an eye out for on your visit. Good list for the foodie traveler heading to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica 1000 Colones 2009 Front: Head of State of Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo Colina (1800-1845). Back: Fauna and flora of the Bosque Seco, the Dry Forest in Guanacaste: Guanacaste or Elephant Ear Tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum); Venado coda blanca or White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus); Costa Rica Pitahaya (Hylocereus costaricensis) cactus in bloom; Scorpions. Watermark: Coffee leaves; Map of Costa Rica (see-through feature).