Bar & Cabinas El Río

Bar in La Virgen

At the southern end of town, turn off the main road and make your way down to this atmospheric riverside hangout, set on rough-hewn stilts high above the river. Locals congregate on the upper deck to sip cold beers and nosh on filling Tico fare.

From here, you can stumble right into your bed if you stay in one of the A-frame bungalows (with fan/air-con US$15/20) near the road.