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7 Things Costa Ricans want you to know before you visit

sunset-costa-rica 7 Things you should know about Costa Rica
As a native Costa Rican and as Wildland Adventures Costa Rica program director I enjoy sharing facts about my country. Below are 7 things you should know about Costa Ricans before you visit.1. Hola Tico: Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos and Ticas.2. No Army: We feel very proud that we have no standing army and we want everyone to know! It was constitutionally abolished in 1949.3. Pura Vida: It is our national saying, which means “pure life,” a sunny, feel good expression used as a greeting, goodbye, or if someone asks how you are doing.4. Gallo Pinto: We love it! Gallo Pinto (rice and beans with herbs) is a stable dish of our diet that we can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.5. Sorry Google Maps: We don’t move around by street signs, nor addresses with streets and avenues in Costa Rica. Our address system is still from the Mango Tree...
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Happy Tico Eggs, my favorite eggs recipe ever!

Happy Tico Eggs, my favorite eggs recipe ever!
Greetings from the tropics! Recently I invited two of my favorite Costa Rican guides (Leo Chaves and Marco “Tex” Fallas) over for a culinary breakfast adventure. It was a great time to get updated on what’s happening in the field, gather new insights about travel in Costa Rica and of course cooking with them was A LOT OF FUN!     Not a single person who has tried this egg recipe has left unsatisfied, it is just too good to eat only one egg... so I recommend to serve 2 at a time. The most dangerous thing that can happen is that you won’t want to eat eggs any other way after this!I call them “Happy Tico” eggs and it is basically a healthier, fresher and vegetarian option to the famous eggs benedict recipe.The ingredients: Fresh Dill Cayenne Pepper Black Pepper Fresh lime zest High quality Butter Organic eggs Salt to taste...
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Recent Comments
Guest — Grettel (Usha)
Kurt, I just put them on a dish and slide them into the water, 2 at a time, and let them be! I don’t do anything else, if the wate... Read More
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 03:38
Guest — Grettel (Usha)
Any time Erin, you can't go wrong combining this recipe with pinto! for breakfast, lunch and even dinner ... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 10:21
Guest — Erin
umm YUM! I bet this is amazing with gallo pinto. You can invite me over - we're neighbors and I love eating yummy healthy food ... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:25
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Is Gallo Pinto's origin Costa Rican or Nicaraguan?

Is Gallo Pinto's origin Costa Rican or Nicaraguan?
Neither Nicaraguans or Costa Rican start the day without a Gallo Pinto. Gallo Pinto is a staple dish of our diet that combines rice and beans and ‘olores’ (herbs) that are stirfried in vegetable oil, or any other oil (I use olive oil). This delicious meal can be accompanied with so many tasty side dishes such as fried sweet plantain, avocado, sour cream, fresh cheese, any type of meat, pico de gallo, eggs, and of course we can’t forget the tortillas. The history of gallo pinto is not well known, and there have always been disputes between Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans about where the dish originated. Some historic references takes us to the Atlantic, where is was first mentioned in literature in the book Mamita Yunai by Carlos Luis Fallas, a Costa Rican historical novel, where the workers of the banana plantations, not only Costa Ricans but Nicaraguans learned to eat...
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Haven’t booked your Earth Day special yet??

Haven’t booked your Earth Day special yet??  There is still time to celebrate Mother Nature by traveling to some of the most secluded and sustainable ecolodges in Central America. Our Earth Day specials highlight amazing properties that are committed to preserve the natural surroundings and local wildlife.  You'll spend time traveling with our top naturalist guides who have impressive abilities to spot wildlife and a genuine desire to share the cultural and historical aspects of each destination. Share with community members at their farms, try fantastic culinary specialties and visit parks and nature reserves that will make you feel as if you are walking on a lush, green rainforest cathedral. Let loose your inner child (or your actual children!) and join any of several adventures including zip lining, hiking, river rafting and more.  It’s time to play! Perhaps you've been looking for a short romantic getaway?, this is your opportunity to...
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New Family Adventure Vacations

2013 has brought many new family adventure vacations to the Wildland collection and we couldn't be more excited to share these new experiences with adventurous families. We spent last year traveling around the globe searching for new destinations and making new connections, so that we could handcraft the adventures families were asking for. Our new trips for 2013 are the perfect blend of adventure travel mixed with our signature 'Wild style' of meaningful cultural encounters and active explorations all the while staying in boutique accommodations that encompass the local hospitality and way of life. This type of travel is perfect for families wanting to make the most of their travel time by choosing adventures that also serve as educational experiences for young travelers.  With out without further adieu here's what's new for family adventure travel in 2013.   Our Nicaragua Family Adventure offers 9 days to explore the natural beauty and colonial charm that is...
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