The one flaw about staying in Jaco is that all the food is extremely Americanized. We hopped in a cab and asked the driver to take us to get traditional Costa Rican cuisine. He was stunned. The cuisine in Costa Rica has changed so much recently due to tourism – most Americans want to stick with what they're used to which is why you'll see a variety of pizza, burger and Chinese restaurants while driving through town. It's really a shame but luckily, he knew a small hole in the wall nearby that serves a traditional Casado.
For $5, I chowed down on a pork meat balls, rice, bean, sweet plantains, plantain salad, and fried egg-wrapped cauliflower and a glass of strawberry juice. Now that's a deal.
My mind was blown at how fresh the fruit was. I had amazing papaya and pineapples and I also had great coffee, grown in volcanic soil. I made sure to bring a couple bags home to share. The one thing I really really enjoyed was Trits. Trits is a Costa Rican ice-cream sandwich made with two graham crackers and a giant heap of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup inside. After an Instagram buddy of mine mentioned it, Natalie and I went on a hunt. We found it, got attacked by a baby squirrel in the process, but it was worth it. So damn good.