I just returned from spending a few days in Costa Rica. Most of the time was in a little town, not far from the border with Panama, called Rio Claro. Some of the people that live there describe the town as where they sleep. They get up in the morning and go to other nearby towns to work, but return to Rio Claro to sleep.
The one place in Rio Claro that I like to stop at is called Super Pan. For a small town, this is a very large bakery. I can always find something that will make the visit worthwhile.
Here are a couple cases of pastries.
Here are three cases of breads. All of the breads are white breads, but you will find it filled with cheese or ham or other items. As in Panama, you still won’t fine any of the more exotic breads such as rye or pumpernickel, but by Latin American standards, this is pretty good.
This last case has cakes. As I said earlier, for a small town, this is an outstanding bakery.
I need to stop by a couple of David’s better bakeries so you can get a comparison.