Green Coconuts and Fruit in Costa Rica

Feb 23rd, 2007, 12:18 PM
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Green Coconuts and Fruit in Costa Rica

My kids love drinking the water from young coconuts and then scooping out the jelly-like flesh. Is this something easily available in Costa Rica?

What types of fruits will we be able to enjoy in March? Are we too early for mangoes?
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 01:18 PM
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pipa pipa pipa
when u hear that on the beach, hes the guy selling coconut juice, its everywhere less than a dollar and great.
you should try the pineapple here, sweeter than the Caribbean pineapples.
everything grows in Copsta Rica, youll never be short of fruit, including mangos.
my fave juice is carambolla- starfruit, almost every 'soda' near the beach sells it!
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 05:45 PM
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Great! Do they also cut off the top for you so you can scoop out the meat?
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Feb 24th, 2007, 12:24 PM
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yes and they dont charge extra
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Feb 26th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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re: coconuts, my kids love too and i tried to get stores to special order green coconut to no avail. go to amazon.com and check out their shopping site. you can order zito-brazilian coconut water packaged in cardboard boxes (like a juice box) so no tinny case. my kids loved. it comes in plain, mango, orange. kids liked plain the best but that's b/c they love coconut water.
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Feb 26th, 2007, 07:07 PM
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Some of our local groceries here (Chicago area) actually do sell the coconuts with the husks off but it's still really hard to make a hole or hack off the top. My kids actually like scooping out the jelly-like flesh of the green coconuts more than drinking the water (though they like that too). We can also by the coconut water in cans here. It's not the same though as getting it straight from the source!
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Feb 27th, 2007, 05:56 AM
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here in CR, its the green coconuts:

http://costa-rica.typepad.com/photos...ertovieja.html



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Feb 27th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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Guanacaste - thanks for the pic! aah - yes - that's exactly it!
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