Photo by Ariana Crespo COSTA RICA EXTRA –  by Luis Castro, Vozdeguanacaste – Nacho’s Food Place, located across from the soccer field in Nosara, has become a meeting point for Nosarans, offering good service, hearty portions and affordable prices for anyone’s budget. Glenda Lopez and her husband Fernando Araya opened the...
21.) You can use Google as a timer by entering the time in the search bar. Tick…tock…tick…tock… 20.) You can ask Google to calculate the tip on dinner. 19.) You can use Google to find out when any holiday is. 18.) You can look up movie release dates in a jiffy. 17.) You...
In celebration of Guanacaste’s 190 anniversary this week, we bring you this special, Arroz de Maiz from the Voz de Guanacaste! Photo by Ariana Crespo Nicoya will celebrate the Annexation of Guanacaste by preparing foods based on corn– recipes that have survived the test of time. Favorites include chorreadas, sweet corn...
What is the difference between a “Bloody Mary” and “Bloody María”? For the Bloody María is not made with vodka, rather with tequila or “guaro“. Ingredients for a Bloody María: 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons tomato juice 1 1/2 ounces tequila or guaro  (Cacique is the favourite in Costa Rica) A dash...
“Wild Rambutan,” known in Costa Rica as “mamón chino”, is one of two new in the line of Tropical soft drinks by Florida Bebidas, the same people who bring us bottled water, beer, Pepsi products and milk. The flesh of the “mamón chino”, exposed when the outer skin is peeled...
Buzzfeed – Good-bye, stale cake. British author and broadcaster Alex Bellos has revealed how we’ve been wrong when cutting cake until now. This is the way most people cut into a cake and serve it to their friends and family. Which is great, but it means that unless you eat the whole...
Potato lovers can now head out San Pedro to a new fast food restaurant only serves up spuds in three different ways: regular, seasoned curly and thick and with 20 different sauces. “Papata” is an all exclusive fried potato outlet. Prices range from ¢1.600 to ¢2.200 colones served up in paper...
Beer is a major part of Costa Rica culture. And the Imperial brand is king.  Manufactured by the Florida Ice & Farm company, the Imperial was first produced by the Ortega brewery in 1924 and is now produced in the Cerveceria Costa Rica. The lager is one of the...
Brovilla combines Latin, Asian, European and Mediterranean flavorsPhoto by Brendan Peters By Luis Castro, Voz de Guanacaste – Off the main road from Ostional to San Juanillo, at the top the hill amidst a 14-hectare property, you’ll find Brovilla Resort Hotel’s restaurant, a place that combines Latin, Asian, European and...
Top (from left to right): Carolina Arias, María Amalia Matamoros, Karina Ramos, Nazareth Carranza and María José Montero. Bottom (from left to right): Maybeth Madrigal, Natasha Sibaja, Verónica Chavarría, Carolina Rodríguez and Keren Alvarado.
Two handfuls of cashews is the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac. Inside you, the essential amino acid L-tryptophan is broken down into anxiety-reducing, snooze-inducing niacin. Even more important, tryptophan is also made into serotonin, one of your body’s most important neurotransmitters. In Costa Rica cashews can...
Two handfuls of cashews is the therapeutic equivalent of a prescription dose of Prozac. Inside you, the essential amino acid L-tryptophan is broken down into anxiety-reducing, snooze-inducing niacin. Even more important, tryptophan is also made into serotonin, one of your body’s most important neurotransmitters. In Costa Rica cashews can...
Google has plans for another smart TV product, according to a report in The Verge. Apparently this set top box will be less ambitious and easier to use than one of the company’s previous initiatives, Google TV. In the words of Google documents that The Verge said it has obtained,...
Over the last few years, beer culture has been gaining a substantial foothold in Costa Rica. Gone are the days of having to settle for bottles of Imperial, which remains a popular and pleasant experience nonetheless. Beer lovers in Costa Rica now have many options to choose from, and...
Ricotta and raspberries is one of my most favorite combinations; adding slightly sweet buttery crepes to the duo makes an outstanding breakfast dish, o (…more) Ingredients  (Serves 6) Crepes 1 cup milk 1 cup flour 2 eggs 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon sugar pinch of salt 1/4 cup water butter for the pan Filling and Sauce 1 pound ricotta 1 tablespoon...