When traveling to far away places it’s great to spend time sampling the local cuisine. But the beverages can be just as exciting, especially when they cost mere pennies a sip.

Created in 1924, Imperial is a Costa Rican brand of beer and is by far the most popular lager in the country, even by ticos (aka locals). Imperial is known as a balanced beer by using a mixture of malts and cereals allowing the taste to be both smooth and mellow with a crisp, light aftertaste. A can purchased from a Costa Rican grocery store will set you back only $0.90 (or 490 colones), one of the most satisfying pleasures of drinking abroad.

We highly recommend cracking open a cold can of Imperial while sunbathing on the secluded beaches of Playa Hermosa. Pura Vida!

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