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TIP;  Saving Money on Wine and Beer Purchases

The grocery store prices are not bad and it is sure convenient to be able to pick up wine and beer items on the spur of the moment.  But if you plan ahead just a little, you can stock up on your wine and beer purchases at the Duty Free Shop at the airport, and save some money on the prices!

 

 

WHY TRAVEL IN THE RAINY SEASON? (Generally September and early to Mid-November)

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", the rain is usually confined to 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

1 1/2 Cups shredded cabbage or shredded lettuce12 corn or flour tortillas, warmed

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.