MangoThe Mango, also called the Queen of Fruits, is found in the supermarkets nearly all over the world. It’s one of the most important crop plants, growing in the tropical rainforest and especially in India, who makes a lot of money by exporting this delicious fruit. Mango is so popular because it offers a great snack, a multifaceted oil and has healing effects. Continue reading


BilimbiSurely you have once received a beautiful yellow starfruit on the side of your cocktail glass, but have you ever tried it’s exotic relative the Biribiri fruit? Continue reading

Mamon Chino – The Lychee of Costa Rica


When you ask Ticos what their favourite fruity snack is a likely response is Mamon Chino! The little fruit, also known as Rambutan originally grows in Southeast Asia and therefore the meaning of the Costa Rican term Mamon Chino can be simply translated as “Chinese Sucker”. The Mamon Chino tree is related to the Lychee and to the Mamones, but the Mamon Chinos is distinguished by their red and hairy skin. This leathery skin protects the sweet, milky-white pulp, which has a jelly-like consistency. In the middle of the fruit you can find the almond-shaped seed, hardly fixed in the pulp. Continue reading


mamonesHave you ever tried Mamones? If not, you’re in luck, because the Mamones season in Costa Rica has started! Continue reading

Costa Rica’s Superfoods

A food can be called a “superfood”, if it contains a lot more of specific, highly sought and beneficial nutrients than any other food. Superfoods also have to be 100% natural and must grow wild to received this label. They are called the “medicine of the future”, because they offer the same curative impact than prescription drugs, Continue reading

Surf in Dominical

Playa Dominical
Playa Dominical

Dominical is a surfer town not too far off the beaten path, just 27 miles (44 km) south of Quepos, a national airport, and within an hour’s drive from San Isidro El General. Dominical is the gateway to Costa Ballena and a paradise for surfers. Continue reading

Resilience, A Healthy Response to Change

Resilience-Lura-ShopteauCharles Darwin once said that it is not the strongest of the species that will survive, rather it is the species that learns to adapt and change that will thrive. And as Nature tends to do, I received this valuable lesson, served right to my doorstep. Continue reading