9008906474?profile=originalWhenever I travel anywhere that serves delicious meals, I always think, “How can I recreate this at home and enjoy it again?”


9008907489?profile=originalIn the case of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, now I can. The Costa Rica rainforest lodge by the Osa Peninsula has released a free PDF downloadable Edible Landscape Garden Cookbook with a collection of 38 of their most popular recipes.


Read any of the TripAdvisor reviews about Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and guests always mention the delicious fresh meals, tropical fruit and creative cocktails. Now you can create a little bit of tropical paradise right in your own kitchen.


“Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge was conceived in 2003 as a place where visitors would enjoy an intimate experience with the natural wonders of the Costa Rica rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, while enjoying an adventurous and sustainable vacation. Guests enjoyed our fresh and locally-sourced food so much that our family-style meals soon became a central part of the Nicuesa Lodge experience. More and more guests would ask us for our recipes to take home with them, and so was born the idea for our Edible Landscape Garden Cookbook,” write Nicuesa Lodge owners in the book introduction. “Our recipes became a clear reflection of Nicuesa’s overall philosophy: authentic, fresh, natural, fun and sustainable.”


9008906494?profile=originalYou can even enter a photo contest based on the new cookbook to win a four-night vacation for two persons at the Costa Rica eco-lodge.


The photo contest is easy. Simply download the new Edible Landscape Garden Cookbook from Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, and prepare any recipe you wish from the collection. Snap a fun photo of you, your family and/or friends enjoying the delicious dish and submit your photo on Nicuesa Lodge’s Facebook photo campaign page. Then tell all of your friends to vote for your photo. The photo with the most votes by Dec. 15 wins!


The winner will receive a four-night stay for two persons in a double Room in the Mango Guesthouse at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge with all meals, unlimited use of kayaks, snorkeling gear and fishing equipment, self-guided hikes throughout the 165-acre preserve, and boat transfers between the lodge and either Golfito or Puerto Jimenez. The stay at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is valid between May 1, 2015 through 9008907500?profile=originalSeptember 30, 2015, or November 16, 2015 through December 15, 2015 (all dates subject to availability). See the official rules on the Facebook page for more details.


You definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to win a trip for two to the fabulous eco-lodge located on a 165-acre private preserve by the Piedras Blancas National Park on Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica. So get cooking and snapping!


Article by Shannon Farley