Osa covers over 1,800 square kilometres of the Southern Pacific coast and in 2016 was named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth”. The unparalleled biodiversity makes Osa a true paradise for nature lovers.
Since Marielos was a child, she had dreamt of living near the ocean and being able to promote sustainable tourism and development as well as nature conservation, “Everything started with a vision of creating a way of life in this paradise.” she says. “I was born in a coffee-growing area, where my Indigenous grandmother grew coffee, cacao, and tobacco; at home, she processed the beans on the stove and ground them by hand.”
Along with the moist carrot cake, tuna burger, chicken fajitas, and the yuca coconut cake, Aventuras Café is known for its iced coffee made with fresh coconut milk; something so exquisite that it alone is worth the flight to Costa Rica. “My father was a small coffee producer who made a name for himself by growing and selling strong and healthy seedlings, highly sought after by other producers. The smell transports me to childhood memories of playing among the flowered coffee bushes and their soft and sweet aroma.”
Sustainability is a way of life for Laura’s loving family whose family bond is genuine and heartwarming. “Among many other magical powers she possesses, [Marielos] is an active community leader. In the 90’s she was part of the hardcore ecologists of Costa Rica known as AECO, she has continued to work for the protection of the environment (dragging me along) and currently, she is the Chairwoman of the Puerto Jimenez Development Association.”
“I love to see happy faces when enjoying the food I have prepared. Being able to interact and serve many people, chat with people, and share their happiness. I love it.”
Laura’s kindness and passion for hospitality are unrivaled. She believes that the perfect employee is charismatic, responsible, and full of love for what they do.
Most of the guests that visit Aventuras Café are foodies looking for healthy and authentic meals in a cozy environment at a fair price. “I am proud of the multiple capacities that I see in my family. We are capable of innovating and creating even with serious limitations. It makes me proud to see the beautiful café we have created; we were able to materialize a vision, taking advantage of the available resources in the middle of the pandemic.”
Thanks to our web team, and a group of people mesmerized by their coconut frappés, we were able to make their dream come true with a bilingual website: www.aventurascafe.com
We are so grateful to have met Alberto, Marielos, and Laura, our new Costa Rican go-to for good eats and good company. Pura Vida!