Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Is this supermarket in Costa Rica or the USA?

Above is a photo of just the wine selection in the supermarket that I showed the day before yesterday. This wide selection is to satisfy the international residents and tourists who want to enjoy their favorite wines from the USA, France, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy & elsewhere.
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.

4 comments:

Jim said...

Yep, looks like any supermarket USA. I do like the wine though. Not all places in Texas can sell wine and beer in the supermarkets. I would get me a steak and grill it near the beach. How great would that be.

Oasis of the Toucans said...

You can buy liquor in the supermarkets here as well...... Just one more reason to live here, instead of the US of Empyre ( especially the south )

Sharon said...

This certainly beats the tiny little stores I saw when I was there.

Isadora said...

Jim - I'm with you on that. Beach, steak and wine...and Thou! I am truly impressed and would very much like to visit - maybe stay a while.

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