La Ventanita

Top choice cafe in El Castillo

La Ventanita is the ‘little window’ where you place your order. Soon enough, you’ll be devouring the best chifrijo (rice and pinto beans with fried pork, capped with fresh tomato salsa and corn chips) that you’ve ever had, along with a nutritious and delicious batido. It’s typical food with a twist – pulled pork and bacon burritos, for example.

California expat Kelly is a wealth of information about the area, so ask away. It's on the main El Castillo–La Fortuna road.