In Pictures: Grocery Shopping in Costa Rica

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Shopping like a local in Costa Rica often means forgoing trips to the supermarket in favor of the feria (farmers’ market), mercado central (central market), and roadside stands, especially for fruits, vegetables, and other fresh foods.

When you adopt this habit when you live in Costa Rica, not only are you supporting local farmers and merchants, but you pay much less and tend to eat more healthful foods. Plus, it’s a great to get to know your new neighbors and integrate into the community.

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