Top things to do

Top Choice International in Ojochal

Exotica

This phenomenal gourmet restaurant is worth planning your evening around. In a sultry, jungle ambience with orchids everywhere, the nouveau-French dishes each emphasize a breadth of ingredients brought together in m…
Top Choice Fusion in Ojochal

Azul

At this chic little restaurant inside El Castillo, with killer views of the Pacific coast, your tastebuds will be singing praises when you treat them to innovative, Tico-style potato skins, goat-cheese ravioli and e…
Top Choice Indonesian in Ojochal

Ylang-Ylang

The only Indonesian restaurant in Central America, this characterful expat-run place is immensely popular for the authentic, fiery flavors of its dishes (the owners grow their own Asian herbs). Dishes such as daging…
Beach in Ojochal

Playa Ventanas

Tucked behind a grove of coco palms, this crescent-shaped, sand-and-pebble beach has elaborate rock formations at either end, and is called ventanas (windows) because on the northern side there are a couple of caves…
Nature Reserve in Ojochal

Reserva Playa Tortuga

Set up in 2009 by Costa Rican scientists, this excellent program conducts several important projects, including an inventory of local mammals, a monitoring of scarlet macaw and crocodilian populations in the reserve…
Costa Rican in Ojochal

Restaurante Terraba

This unassuming roadside eatery offers local cuisine with giant flavors at tiny prices (relative to the rest of Ojochal). How did this happen? Well, the kind owners picked up their kitchen skills in some of the area…
Fusion in Ojochal

Ballena Bistro

The main attraction of a multiuse, barnlike structure topped with a scrap-metal goat sculpture, this bistro offers welcome, diverse fodder for your belly and your Instagram feed. Feast on garlic hummus, chèvre-orang…
Cocktail Bar in Ojochal

Bamboo Room

This new hilltop bar and restaurant, housed in the Alma de Ojochal hotel, has raised the bar for nightlife in an otherwise food-focused beach enclave. Sunset views are a beautiful thing here, particularly with a sig…