Eating healthy in Costa Rica is easy as long as you keep away from the decadent desserts like tres leches cake. From the capital city of San Jose, to the edge of the rain forests, and along the coast, an abundance of restaurants with healthy menus serve up the freshest organic fruits and vegetables, fresh-caught fish, grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. From simple roadside sodas to more sophisticated spots, the restaurants with the healthiest menus make eating well a uniquely Costa Rican experience. Up in the lush Monteverde Cloudforest, chef Sofia brings seasonal, organic vegetables to life in her intimate restaurant Chimera, where tasting plates like the hearts of palm beignets and shrimp ceviche are healthy tapas perfect for sharing. Along the Caribbean coast, La Pecora Nera sits nestled in the rainforest just far enough beyond the bustle of Puerto Viejo de Limon. In the kitchen, Ilario creates healthy Italian dishes from scratch, drawing ingredients from his own garden.
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