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Photo of Fried Yuca Balls Recipe

Fried Yuca Balls (Yuquitas)

During our recent trip to Costa Rica, we enjoyed these delicious fried yuca balls at the La Laguna Restaurant at The Springs Resort & Spa. Made from the cassava root, …

Patacones Costa Rica

Patacones (Fried Plantains)

Patacones, also known as tostones, are one of my favorite snacks from Costa Rica. No matter where you go in this gorgeous Central American country, you are likely to see …

Red Frog Coffee Roaster

If you ever find yourself vacationing near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, don’t miss a stop at Red Frog Coffee Roaster, a traditional open-air soda in the heart of La …

photo of Gallo of Picadillo de Arracache

Picadillo de Arracache

Have you ever tried gallo of picadillo de arracache? This is a traditional Costa Rican dish made from a root vegetable called arracacha, whose flavor has been described as “a …

Photo of Gallo Pinto beans and rice

Gallo Pinto Breakfast

Long considered one of the world’s most eco-friendly destinations, Costa Rica is also known for its delicious tropical cuisine. After all, who doesn’t love fried plantains, crispy yucca fritters, fresh …

Springs Resort Club Rio Restaurant Arenal 7

Club Rio Restaurant

If you ever find yourself traveling to Arenal in Costa Rica, you definitely need to check out The Springs Resort & Spa. No matter where you are staying in the …

Luis Chacon, bartender at Hotel Mountain Paradise in Costa Rica.

Hotel Mountain Paradise

It’s always fun to get to know your bartender on vacation, and one of the most passionate mixologists we’ve ever met is Luis Chacon at Hotel Mountain Paradise in Costa …

Moreno Mia Cocktail

The Morena Mia is a signature Costa Rican cocktail recipe served by Bartender Luis Chacon at Mountain Paradise Hotel’s Las Tejas Bar. Luis is a master of his craft, preparing …