Immerse yourself in the traditional dishes from Costa Rican

Immerse yourself in the traditional dishes that grace Costa Rican tables during the festive season, where families celebrate with an explosion of tropical flavors.

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Interbus goes beyond being a transportation service; we’re your travel companion, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the cultural feast. Our shuttle services offer a convenient way to explore, connecting you to renowned Christmas events and culinary hotspots. Moreover, for those seeking a more personalized experience, Interbus provides private travel options tailored to your preferences.

As you plan your journey through Costa Rica’s vibrant Christmas traditions, Interbus invites you to savor not just the scenic landscapes but also the rich tapestry of local flavors. Our shuttle services seamlessly connect you to the heart of the country’s culinary delights.

Costa Rican Christmas Delicacies

Costa Rican Christmas tables are adorned with a variety of mouthwatering dishes, each telling a story of tradition and cultural richness, the flavors are a symphony of spices and tropical goodness.


Corn masa filled with a mixture of meat (such as pork or chicken), rice, chickpeas, and seasoned with spices like achiote. Wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection, tamales are a traditional delicacy during Costa Rican Christmas celebrations.

Arroz con Pollo

IRice cooked with chicken, vegetables, and often seasoned with spices like saffron. A festive dish that combines the simplicity of rice with the richness of chicken and spices, creating a comforting flavor experience.


Wheat and corn flour dough, sugar, eggs, and anise, fried until achieving a crispy texture. These sweet and crunchy buñuelos are a popular delight during the Christmas season. They are often dusted with sugar and cinnamon.


Egg, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and sometimes, brandy or rum. A creamy and comforting drink with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Similar to eggnog, it is enjoyed as a festive toast during Christmas celebrations.

These dishes are an integral part of Costa Rica’s rich culinary tradition, bringing unique and memorable flavors to the Christmas table. Explore the festive fusion of tropical ingredients and spices that make Costa Rican Christmas cuisine truly special.

Dive into the crispy texture of buñuelos, a sweet fried dough, and savor the exquisite taste of rompope, a traditional Christmas drink, while experiencing Christmas in Costa Rica.

Pierna de Cerdo al Horno

Pork leg, seasoned with a blend of spices, herbs, and sometimes, achiote. While turkey may have gained popularity, the traditional roast pork leg remains the favorite for Costa Rican families during Christmas and New Year’s dinners. Slow-cooked to perfection in the oven, it is served with rice, mashed potatoes, or potato salad, accompanied by crisp green salads.

Queque Navideño 

A rich mix of dried fruits, nuts, spices, flour, and eggs. A highly anticipated seasonal dessert, the Queque Navideño is a Christmas fruit cake that reflects the blend of traditions from Spain, England, France, Italy, and Jamaica. 

In addition to these traditional delights, there are several seasonal treats that were once exclusive to December festivities but are now enjoyed year-round. Indulge in classics like arroz con leche, grapes, and apples, and embrace the evolving traditions, including the delightful Christmas cookie

A Taste of Tradition and Celebration

As families gather around the table, these dishes become a celebration of love, unity, and the unique Costa Rican spirit. The vibrant colors and aromas of the Christmas feast reflect the warmth of the season, inviting you to join in the festivities.

Ready to embark on a culinary adventure through the heart of Costa Rica? Let Interbus be your guide. Reserve your shuttle services now and immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of a Costa Rican Christmas. Don’t just travel; savor the journey!

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