San Vito, Costa Rica
Photo by Arne Kuilman
In 1951, the Italian Agricultural Colonization Society in Italy established an agreement with the Costa Rican government by which an Italian colony was founded to develop this fertile mountain area near the Panamanian border. The lovely town of San Vito came into being, a curious combination of Italian and Costa Rican cultures. There is a good reason why it is said that here you can enjoy the best pizzas in the country, as well as the best ragú recipes for pasta. San Vito is also famous for its coffee, produced from Arabic beans and highly praised for its silky texture and nutty flavor.