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Octopus, Meat or Fruit? Origins of the Pulpería

When I first came to live in Costa Rica, I could only do my shopping in a pulpería, a small grocery store in which...

Essential groceries, some tourist services more expensive in Costa Rica as of July 1

Nearly 200 products included in Costa Rica's canasta básica, a grouping of essential goods, are more expensive as of July 1. 

The coronavirus crisis and the resurgence of the pulpería

As life in Costa Rica changes, the pulpería provides essential products and familiar faces.

Most Ticos still prefer pulperías to grocery shopping

While large numbers of Ticos still prefer their corner stores, preference for grocery and convenience stores more than doubled from 12 percent in 2015 to 27 percent this year.

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