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WHY TRAVEL IN THE RAINY SEASON?
There are several great reasons to visit Costa Rica, and specifically, Manuel Antonio, in the rainy season. The first is that there are fewer tourists. There will be a wider selection of available villas, the beaches will not be as crowded, you can get the best tables or views at the various restaurants and for whatever tour you want, you will be likely to have your choice of day and time. Another great reason: the prices of the vacation rentals (ours included) are half or more off the holiday season rates. And if you think that it rains all of the time during the "rainy season", if it does rain, it will usually be mainly in the afternoons. You can take your tours or enjoy the beaches in the mornings and take a late lunch and watch the rain come in over the Pacific. It is a beautiful sight. And, it may not even last all that long. Just as you are settling into your hammock with a good book, the sun will come out and call you back to the beaches!
RECIPE FOR FAST FISH TACOS - Get in a tropical mood with this great and easy recipe
1 pound boneless/skinless tilapia fillets, cut into 2 inch pieces, rinsed and patted dry
Olive oil, salt and pepper
3/4 Cup sour cream
3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons fresh salsa
Optional: cheese, cilantro, lime, avocado,
black beans, fresh corn, jalapenos
DIRECTIONS: Heat broiler with rack in highest position. Place fish on rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is lightly browned on top, 5-10 minutes, until flesh is opaque throughout. Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, mix sour cream with 2 TB fresh salsa. Divide fish evenly among tortillas and top with shredded cabbage or lettace, sour cream, fresh salsa and other garnishes.