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A culinary adventure awaits beyond the cities and rainforests

Roadside fruit stands are a delightful culinary experience not to be missed while traveling through Costa Rica. The country's tropical climate and fertile volcanic soil create excellent conditions for a wide range of fruits to flourish. Although travelers may be familiar with fruits such as...

9 Year-Old Dies Choking On “Mamon Chino”

(QCOSTARICA) They are delicious. They are addictive. They are colorful. They are exotic. And they are deadly. The "mamon chino". Monday night, Olga Arguedas director of the national children's hospital ( Hospital Nacional de Niños) in San Jose confirmed the death of a 9 year-old...

Mamón Chino Fair This Weekend In Perez Zeledon

(QCOSTARICA) Two million kilos of "Mamón Chino" (Rambutan) are produced in the country every year. The colourful and interesting exotic fruit is perhaps one of the most popular snacks in Costa Rica. Thought to be native to Malaysia, in Costa Rica some 1,600 acres are...

The Fruit That Cures Insomnia And Restores Your Nervous System

Studies have proven the high nutritional value and multiple healing properties of the Spanish lime or "mamón", "mamones" or "mamoncillo" as it is called in Costa Rica. The fruit is a marvelous treat. Clusters of these little green drupes are traditionally eaten out of hand or used to...

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