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Eating Our Way Through Costa Rica

We went to Costa Rica on our honeymoon last October and it was perfect.  I've highlighted the food (which I am still drooling over), but the people were amazing and it was an ideal combination of relaxation at the beach or pool and adventure in the rainforest.  We flew into San Jose on a Sunday night and had asked the hotel to make a reservation for us at a restaurant they recommended. We were very surprised when we arrived to a private dinner at the Antigua restaurant in the Marriott San Jose. The food was delicious and the electricity flickered off a couple times which only added to the candle lit atmosphere!

Before heading off to Arenal we enjoyed a typical tico breakfast. If you put avocado and black beans on my breakfast plate, I am not going to complain!

When visiting the Arenal area we stayed at Tabacon resort, which was beautiful and had great access to natural hot springs (heated from the volcano). The highlight of our dining was the Gala Dinner at the resort. It was a nother private dinner (it was our honeymoon!) that was in a little bungalow in the middle of the rainforest. Once again, the food was great and the atmospher was amazing.

We ventured into town our second night and enjoyed a dinner at Don Rufino in La Fortuna. If you ever make it there, I recommend the chicken wrapped in banana leaves.

We made a Lake Arenal road side lunch stop on our way to Guanacaste, it was so cheap and delicious. My husband was loving getting rice with every meal!

Once we made it to Guanacaste we ventured off the beaten bath to Lola's Playa Avellanas. It was literally off the beaten path, I'm surprised our little rental car made it down the road. I recommend the tuna and then enjoying the quiet beach area.

We stayed at the Marriott Guanacaste and the rest of the photos are from all of the meals we enoyed there. One of our favorite 'traditions' while we were there was having a cocktail at the bar before dinner, my go to cocktail is vodka with club soda and a splash of pineapple juice. The bartender spoiled me with fresh pineapple in my drink!

We highly recommend all of the hotels we stayed at; Marriott San Jose when we arrived, Tabacon Resort and Spa near Arenal, and the Marriott Guanacaste on the beach. We were there at the end of October, which is rainy season but we lucked out with great weather other than the some rain showers in the afternoon which was a great time to relax and enjoy some Costa Rican coffee. They have the best coffee!




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