Pizza in Playa Tamarindo

La Baula

The best pizza in Tamarindo, by some accounts. This casual open-air restaurant has real wood-fired pizzas with a wide variety of toppings, as well as pastas and other Italian fare. It’s also one of the most family-f…
Cafe in Playas Avellanas & Negra

Lola’s on the Beach

Hang out at this stylish beach cafe while waiting for the waves. Slanted wood chairs are planted in the sand beneath thatched umbrellas. A tree-stump bar overlooks an open kitchen, where the beachy cuisine is tops.
Cafe in Nicoya

La Castallena Pananderia

In addition to its countless fresh baked loaves and goodies, this place does espresso drinks and freshly pressed sandwiches on their airy crunchy baguettes. It's the ideal picnic supply depot on your way to Barra Ho…
Cafe in Nosara Area

Beach Dog Café

Just steps from the beach, this groovy cafe is decadent and delicious. Try banana bread French toast for breakfast, or uberpopular fish tacos for lunch. Dinner is served only a couple of nights a week, but they occa…
Pizza in Cabuya

Café Coyote

Jenny can help you with just about anything you need, from calling a taxi to organizing an adventure outing, pouring you a cold cerveza or making you a tasty pizza (her specialty). She also offers delicious breakfas…
Cafe in Cabuya

Panadería Cabuya

A local landmark. Set on a tropical patio, this inviting cafe serves up a stellar menu including fresh bread, pastries and strong coffee for breakfast, as well as soups and sandwiches for later in the day. If you ha…
Cafe in Playa del Coco


Part cafe, part funky retail boutique, Congo's interior is groovy with arched booths, rattan sofas and a deconstructed wood-and-granite coffee bar. They serve all the espresso drinks and an array of healthy sandwich…
Cafe in Nosara Area

Robin's Cafe & Ice Cream

Perfectly suited to the health-conscious yogis and surfers who live in and visit Nosara. You'll see Robin working the kitchen, preparing a welcome menu of sweet and savory crepes, tempting wraps, and sandwiches on h…
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 focaccias from the wood-…
Pizza in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Pizzeria Playa Carmen

This is a pizza place right on the playa – hard to beat. It's a popular spot for sundowners, thanks to the happy hour specials (two-for-one drinks) and the amazing show that takes place in the sky. Come hobnob with …