Really, it was just a matter of time before La Fortuna crossed over from a 'quaint' little farming town to one of the top tourist destinations in Costa Rica. Let's be REAL, it's difficult to keep an ever-erupting Volcano a secret from the visiting masses and DOUBLeY difficult to stop locals from trying to capitalize on the fact there's money to be made from said tourists. Hence, the over-growth of hotels, souvenir shops and restaurants. The recession has slowed the construction down and many places have faced foreclosure since there's just not enough tourist dollars to keep everyone OPEN, so it's become survival of the fittest so to SPEAK. I can live with that, it will all work itself out in the upcoming years, but FAST FOOD FRANCHISES.....
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Gotta LOVE a Costa Rican ‘GREEN MARKET.’ No matter where you are in Costa Rica- San José or ‘any’ small town, you can be rest assured, they WILL have a green market- complete with ALL the best fruits and vegetables you’ve come to expect from living here. And the tilapia, let’s just say, I’m a fan. Green Markets around Costa Rica are somewhat of a social event for ALL- farmers, locals and tourists alike come to buy, sell, mingle, or just browse around the rows of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, flowers, plants, clothes and depending on the town or city, about anything else you might be interested in- anyone need an 8-track player?
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