When travelling abroad, I find myself nervous to ingest the food on my plate (no matter how yummy it may look) due to fear of contamination by water sources. It is not that this water is bad, its that my body is not used to its microbial composition. As a result, I often avoid raw foods, leaving me me feeling a little veggie deprived.
One of my favourite parts about travelling to Costa Rica is that the tap water is drinkable, and safe for non-natives to drink (in most parts)- making this lush green agrarian society is a haven for delicious, raw eats. Plus, it is recognized by author Dan Buettner as a "blue zone" region, where where a large number of people are living to be at least 100. He theorizes that this pattern has a lot to do with the immense supply of vitamin D from the sun, as well as a vitamin-rich local diet consisting of fresh, locally prepared whole foods.
Meals on the Nicoya Peninsula Adventure trips will be packed with fresh, locally sourced vegetables and with fresh, fruit-rich smoothies to accompany each meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated. Can you say, Pura vida? Even better, they will be prepared by the hand of the sincere, kind, and hilarious chef Randy - he will be one of the highlights of your trip (we promise). We'd even eat the food reserved for the animals on the on-site wildlife rescue centre.
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