Just thinking about a classic Costa Rican breakfast can make your mouth water. “Gallo pinto” translates to “spotted rooster”, but it’s actually a hearty & flavorful blend of rice and beans. The gallo pinto, Costa Rica’s national dish, is traditionally served with “huevos fritos o revueltos” (fried or scrambled eggs), “tierno” (fried cheese), “plátanos maduros” (mature plantains), “tortillas de maíz” (corn tortillas, usually homemade), and a side of “natilla” (a sort of sour cream). Some of us love to add ripe slices of “aguacate” (avocado) and juicy discs of “salchichon” (pork sausage), but these “tipico” (typical) Costa Rican breakfasts pack the same type of punch when they are 100% vegetarian or vegan. These loaded power plates are delicious, well-balanced, and will carry you throughout the day. Pair this delectable morning meal with fresh fruit on the side or a “batido” (blended drink) with fruit and milk or water and you’ll be checking off a plethora of critical nutritional boxes, while having an orgasmic eating experience. If you’re a coffee fan, Costa Rica boasts some of the best java in the world, so a cup or two of our rich, locally-sourced cafe goes perfectly with a high-powered Tico breakfast. Chow down and then head out into The Great Outdoors to walk it off and enjoy all the wonders of nature. This is a pretty spectacular way to start your day- take my word for it.