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8 Confidences that will assist in Costa Rican Grocery Purchases

8 Costa Rica Grocery Shopping Secrets

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes I’d like to show you 8 Grocery shopping secrets. That’s because shopping in another country like Costa Rica is a science. In today’s blog, I’d like to give you a hand with your grocery shopping in Costa Rica, you know how to get started and what to look for. Costa […]

Grocery shopping and department stores in Costa Rica

Grocery shopping and department stores in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes Everyone wants to learn about grocery shopping and department stores in Costa Rica. Almost every town has, at least, one Pali supermarket. The department stores have a different location and are usually in larger cities. The Pali grocery stores are structures carrying the bare bones of grocery and sundry items […]

The Polaco and the pulperia

The Polaco and the pulperia – Costa Rica’s working class shopping options

The pulpería and the polaco are two typical ways of purchasing for Costa Rica’s working class. Every week, “El Polaco” visits a poor neighborhood of Costa Rica, with a car full of merchandise. The Polaco is a department store on wheels and he sells on credit. He offers mainly clothing, women’s, men’s, and children’s. But […]