After a week of vacationing in the sun without my computer (the first time I’ve traveled without it in years), it was hard to get out of bed this morning and face the reality of the work week back at home. Luckily, the frigid temps of the past months seem to be behind us, but I’m still not going to be hanging out in my bikini anytime soon. I miss Costa Rica, and the little coffee shop I grew fond of over a few days in Tamarindo.
La Bodega is an organic cafe sitting on a sunny patch of grass in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, just a few minutes walk from the beach, and conveniently located right next to Hotel Flores, where I was staying. They serve only local products, including sandwiches, salads, baked goods, smoothies, and most importantly, coffee. Everyone knows some of the best coffee in the world comes from Costa Rica, and at La Bodega they take it a step further by bringing it to you from organic, sustainable farms.
Like most places in Tamarindo, the shop has a relaxed, beachy vibe, and the staff is friendly and helpful. I stocked up on bags of coffee and lots of coconut oil, and was tempted by the raw honey and other treats, but didn’t think I could sneak it back in my carry on. As for the coffee, I got it iced and it was as delicious as expected. It’s “warm” in Chicago right now but I think if I ordered an iced coffee it would still freeze my fingers, so instead I’ll keep dreaming of La Bodega and the beach. Definitely check it out if you’re in Tamarindo, and for more restaurant recommendations feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Monday!