Is alcohol cheap in Costa Rica?
Drinking in bars in Costa Rica can be quite expensive. Local beer is typically 1,200 CRC ($2.50 USD). Sometimes you can find it for around 900 CRC, but thats very rare and usually during a happy hour.
Is food in Costa Rica cheap?
Eating out in Costa Rica will cost more than you might think, and has become even more expensive over the past few years. Main dishes start at around $10 in San Jose, and can be double that in popular coastal towns. Many sodas are vegetarian, and in general vegetarians do quite well in Costa Rica.