Costa Rica

  • Gas Station Ceviche in Playa Samara

    By Pasture Braised on February 18, 2013
    At La Bomba, “fresh ceviche” and “gas station” really do belong in the same sentence.  Ambiance-shmbiance. The best ceviche in Playa Samara is served out of a cooler at La Bomba gas station. Yeah, we said it. Anyone driving across North West Costa Rica between Samara, Nicoya and/or Nossara should—and by the looks of the daily crowds, does—pull over at the […]
  • Ceviche with Wild Cilantro Recipe

    By Cliff on February 4, 2013
    A quick, easy, and insanely delicious ceviche recipe that leaves you feeling great, even in a bathing suit.  No, we’re not in Lima. But here in Playa Sámara, we are on the ceviche diet Costa Rican style. We live on the Pacific side of the Nicoya Peninsula where there is no shortage  of fresh, local fish and shrimp. Every afternoon around […]
  • Estamos Comprometidos (that’s engaged)!

    By Natalie on January 29, 2013
    “Estamos comprmetidos” is s a phrase I learned yesterday. Since we got engaged on Thursday, I’ve been telling everyone, “Estamos juntos…por vida!” Give it up for the man, I was completely, utterly surprised. Not “we’ve never discussed marriage, how could you even think I want to get married, stop acting a fool and dust off your knee” surprised, just not […]
  • Vacation Calm Before the Travel Storm

    By Natalie on January 26, 2013
    In which a three-year dream becomes reality, and we celebrate with a 72-hour nap.  We packed. We launched. We flew. We arrived in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. Maybe it’s the heat, or more likely the working world detox, but the first week of our adventure has been one big, beautiful, non-adventure. Not necessarily the stuff blogging dreams are made of, […]