Since colonization, Christmas has gradually entered local customs. There are culinary traditions specific to Costa Rica for this festive period, in all families, it is the time of the preparation of TAMALES. (pronounce Ta- Ma- Less) Taste it, it is a delicious preparation made of corn flour filled with vegetables and meat and then cooked in banana leaves immersed in boiling water. The leaves must be tightly closed to remain airtight. A typical Central American taste and one recipe per family!