Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Playas San Miguel & Coyote

LocosCocos

Best. Beach. Bar. And that's saying something in Costa Rica. On an amazing, nearly deserted stretch of beach, Henner serves up his secret-family-recipe ceviche out of an old shipping container. Ice cold beers cap of…
Top Choice Mexican in Playa Sámara

Lo Que Hay

This rocking beachside taquería and pub offers six delectable taco fillings: fish, chorizo, chicken, beef, pork or veggie. The grilled avocados stuffed with pico de gallo are great. Even without tacos, a good time w…
Cafe in Nosara Area

Robin's Cafe & Ice Cream

Perfectly suited to Nosara's health-conscious yogis and surfers. You'll see Robin working the kitchen, preparing a welcome menu of sweet and savory crepes, tempting wraps, and sandwiches on homemade, whole-wheat foc…
Vegetarian in Playa Sámara

Luv Burger

The 'Luv' has moved to the beachfront from its former mini-mall locale. It's all veggie, all the time, from vegan pancakes for breakfast to guilt-free ice cream for dessert – even the burgers and sandwiches are meat…
International in Refugio Nacional de Fauna Silvestre Ostional

Treetops Inn

Jack and Karen Hunter are renowned for their decadent five-course candlelit dinners (reserve one day in advance), potent piña coladas, fresh-picked mango margaritas, and their engaging storytelling. The prix-fixe me…
International in Nosara Area

La Luna

Located on the beach, this trendy restaurant-bar has cushy couches right on the sand, perfect for sunset drinks. The interior is equally appealing, with soaring ceilings, a gorgeous hardwood bar and walls adorned wi…
Soda in Playa Sámara

Casa Esmeralda

A favorite with locals, this is a dressed-up soda with tablecloths, faux-adobe walls and excellent food. The menu ranges from the expected (arroz con pollo – chicken with rice) to the exotic (Italian octopus appetiz…
Gelato in Nosara Area

Seekretspot

The secret is out: come to this sweet shack for an authentic gelato or sorbetto, made with love by Stefano and Frederica. For local flavor, go for coffee or coconut. If you need a pick-me-up, there are also fresh-br…
Soda in Nosara Area

Rosi's Soda Tica

Now with two prominent locations, this is the favorite soda in Guiones and it's a damn good one. It's a perfect spot for breakfast, whether it's banana pancakes or huevos rancheros. At lunchtime, Rosi keeps it real …
Pizza in Playas San Miguel & Coyote

Pizza Tree

If there is anything more fun than eating pizza in a tree house, we're not sure what it is. Take a seat at the top of this ramshackle, Seuss-like structure and feast on thin-crust pizzas and focaccia from the wood-f…