February 21st, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Regiones, a new Café-Restaurant which opened its doors in Rohrmoser on Tuesday, also serves as a retail outlet where many of the partners of the Costa Rican Association of Rural Community Tourism (ACT) can sell their wares and promote rural tourism in Costa Rica.
The hope is to promote community-based rural tourism by offering several indigenous and typical flavors from rural areas of the country, combined with crafts made by female heads of households, farmers, and fisherman from rural communities.
The locale will serve as a retail outlet where many of the partners of ACT – an organization of 37 entities – can market the products they learned to craft from community and national artists to compliment their income from traditional activities such as fishing.
“Our members produce organic coffee, jams, teas, crafts, and other products that they sometimes have difficulty retailing in their local communities,” said Kyra Cross, acting executive director. Cross also said that the products help to supplement the income of those with seasonal income, such as fishermen.
In addition to the restaurant, the café offers breads, desserts, corn tortillas, typical gallos (snacks), and cheese and coffee from areas famous for their products.
In addition, Regiones also offers a reading room for forums, lectures, and discussions, and an organic garden where you can find ingredients to cook at home.
Regiones is located in Rohrmoser, Pavas, 250 meters north of Parque La Amistad.