As you drive the highways of Costa Rica towards Casa Mango and Casa Papaya, you will find everything for sale along side the road. If your timing is right, you'll find fruit stands lining the roads with fresh ripe deliciousness. Melons: watermelons, cantaloupe, casaba. Farm-made honey. ever-present papaya. Avocados. And green coconut water called "Agua de pipa" or simply "Pipa Fria". It's cheaper than Coco-Cola and way better for you. A glass a day will cure what ails you. Seriously.
Don't you just love fresh mango? Super food! I can taste the vitamins and minerals. I am filling my freezer with delicious ripe mangos from the tree outside the school at Santo Domingo. We'll have smoothies all year. I made some ice cream fo my english students - I suspect they'd rather have chocolate, but for me there's nothing better than Mango. Might even be better than Washington peaches and Oregon raspberries.