Top things to do

Wildlife Reserve in La Virgen

Dave & Dave's Nature Park

Father and son Dave and Dave greet all comers to this 4.5-hectare reserve on the Río Sarapiquí, 200m north of the cemetery. You don't have to be a birder to get great glimpses or photos from the two viewing platform…
Bar in La Virgen

Bar & Cabinas El Río

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 …
Zoo in La Virgen

Snake Garden

Get face to face with 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, including poison-dart frogs, rattlesnakes, crocs and turtles. The star attraction is a gigantic 80kg Burmese python. Make reservations for the night tour,…
Costa Rican in La Virgen

Restaurante Mar y Tierra

You can’t miss this roadside restaurant, set in an A-frame in the middle of town. The seafood and steak restaurant is popular with both locals and travelers. Try the arroz Mar y Tierra, a Tico take on surf and turf.
Soda in La Virgen

El Chante

This La Virgen favorite has welcoming service and the food is tasty and filling. The place is popular (and it has televisions) so it can get loud in the evenings. About 800m south of 'downtown' La Virgen, on the hig…