Shopping in Costa Rica somehow seems more fun than elsewhere in the world, perhaps because it's the happiest place it's also the best place to shop. Wander through Mercado Central in downtown San Jose and window shop down the outdoor promenade of Avenida Central, which is nice anytime but especially lovely at sunset. For those who fall in love with the flavor of Costa Rica, shopping means stocking up on as much original Costa Rican products as customs will allow, such Cafe Britt's gourmet coffee and chocolate, and Lizano, Costa Rica's special brand of salsa.
On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica initiated her to the thrill of putting the books and maps aside in order to forge roads less traveled.
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