The above photo shows a regular aisle in the Auto Mercado supermarket. I posted a photo of the entrance to the supermarket two days ago. People can buy groceries in Tamarindo in a modern supermarket just like in the USA, Canada and Europe. They can enjoy preparing the same food and wine that they have at home. The only difference is that after they enjoy their meal, they can get out of the kitchen and enjoy a tropical paradise.
The supermarket in Costa Rica has newspapers that may remind people of the supermarket tabloids at home. On a recent trip to this supermarket, I noticed that the Costa Rican newspapers had blazing front page headlines and photos of . . . Britney Spears vacationing on the beach just south of Tamarindo. She and her parents were staying at a house near Tamarindo owned by Mel Gibson. Yes, the supermarkets in Costa Rica are just like the ones in the USA.