After your plane lands in Costa Rica, you’ll find yourself immersed in a Spanish-speaking culture! Many locals are fluent in both Spanish and English, but we encourage you to try using a few Spanish travel phrases. When in Costa Rica, do as the Costa Ricans do, right?
Here are 10 Spanish phrases to use when traveling in Costa Rica:
- Mi nombre es ____.
- My name is ____.
- Vamos a Casa Chameleon en Mal Pais.
- We are going to Casa Chameleon in Mal Pais.
- Me gustaríauna cerveza fría,por favor.
- I would like a cold beer, please.
- Estoy viajando con mi esposa/esposo.
- I’m traveling with my wife/husband.
(This is especially fun for those of you celebrating your honeymoon in Costa Rica!)
- ¿Me puede dar direcciones?
- Can you give me directions?
- ¿Dónde está la playa más cercana?
- Where is the nearest beach?
- ¿Dónde está el baño?
- Where is the bathroom?
- ¿Habla inglés?
- Do you speak English? (For when you just don’t understand!)
Excuse us for bragging, but Casa Chameleon’s kitchen is home to one of the best chef’s in Costa Rica, and we’re very excited about it! Chef Pabro Sanchez and his staff are inspired daily by the beauty of the country and its fresh, native ingredients. This translates into unique dishes with a creative flare on traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch between activities or a romantic honeymoon dinner, the Casa Chameleon kitchen can deliver it! The best gourmet food in Costa Rica.
Last week, we gave you tips for staying above the water in our post about surfing in Costa Rica. This week, we want to take you on an underwater excursion and show you why scuba diving in Costa Rica should be on your must-do list. You already know that the country is one of the richest in the world in terms of biodiversity, but remember that some of the unique animal and plant species can only be found underwater!
One thing you’ll quickly learn in Mal Pais is that everyone is surfing in Costa Rica. In fact, the majority of the Casa Chameleon staff surf in their free time, and they are a great resource for finding the best swells. But what if you’re new to surfing? Or need a refresher?
Costa Rica is ranked as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, and Casa Chameleon continues to win awards for being among the best honeymoon resorts in Costa Rica! So what sets Casa Chameleon apart of the rest?
Fresh coconut tastes great and is highly nutritious, but cracking one open is pretty intimidating. Luckily, the Casa Chameleon staff are coconut-cracking pros, and they’ve agreed to share their secret on how to crack open a coconut. Follow the steps below to crack open a coconut like the local Ticos. Continue reading
So Why Vacation in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica has become a vacation hot spot, but many people may not realize what makes the region so special. Here’s what you need to know about the small country that’s creating so many big headlines.
Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, and its location allows the country to boast over 800 miles of coastline! This translates to tropical weather year round, and an endless number of beaches that accommodate all lifestyles, from the beach reader to the avid surfer. In fact, because the surfing is so incredible, Santa Teresa has hosted both the National Surf Circuit and the Latin American Professional Surf Circuit. Continue reading
One of the highlights of a stay at Casa Chameleon is the world-class Costa Rican cuisine that’s prepared fresh and served in our seaside restaurant or delivered right to our guest’s villa door. Pabrö Sanchez is the brains behind the operation, and we sat down with him last week to talk shop. Continue reading