Headed north, just a little over an hour on the beautiful coastal highway, you will find a very busy town called Quepos. Here, they have a lot more services and shopping than we do in our little town of Ojochal, or the neighboring town of Uvita. Quepos is also the town you go through to get to Manuel Antonio, which is a popular tourist destination. Among many places to stay and eat, you will find the must see Manuel Antonio park and stunning beaches!
Our girls excursion took us first to a place called Mini Price, which had a grocery store downstairs and household items and furniture upstairs. Mini Costco! You can be there for a while just rummaging through all the stuff. If you see something you like, then buy it. It most likely won’t be there the next time. This goes for some food items too. They have a place called Price Mart in San Jose, which I understand is Costco, and has all the same quality items. It’s over three hours from us, so I’m sure it will be some time before I ever see it. But, I’ll be sure to share that excitement!
Cheese is expensive in Costa Rica. Those prices are roughly $13 for 32 oz of cheddar and $16 for the swiss! Crazy!
Couldn’t resist getting a picture of the garlic spread for our good buddies, the Vermont’s! In memory of our St. John trip. It’s the BIG size!
After Mini Price, we headed over to Maxi Pali, which is the warehouse style of food and household needs. Prices seem to vary, and I’m still trying to gather my information to see if the bigger stores are better than our local BM. Yes, unfortunate name for a supermarket.