Costa Rica News – Born and raised in Costa Rica, Melissa Guzman has always had a passion for great food. Originally from a small, traditional farming town in the mountains of Cartago, she grew up with many traditional recipes that were shared together with friends and family. After getting married and moving to the beach, she discovered the other part of the Pura Vida lifestyle. An active lifestyle, along with a healthier and lighter diet which lead her to the recipes and secrets she is wanting to share today.
Working in the tourism business in Jaco Beach, Melissa would often have requests from foreigners asking her about local foods, and some of her recipes. One day a traveler told her, “you should make a cook book.” Two