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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Puerto Jiménez

Jagua Arts & Crafts

A terrific, well-stocked crafts shop, featuring local art and jewelry, a wonderful collection of high-quality, colorful Boruca masks and black-and-ocher Guaitil pottery, as well as woven goods by the Emberá and Woun…
Top Choice French in Puerto Jiménez

Jardín Dulce

Just across from the soccer field, this delightful garden cafe that doubles as a florist is French-run and serves delicious homemade food. Half the dishes are vegetarian, but you'll also find the likes of quiche lor…
Top Choice Costa Rican in Puerto Jiménez

Restaurante Monka

Bright and airy and the best breakfast spot in town, Monka does excellent smoothies and extensive breakfast platters, from American-style, involving bacon and pancakes, to Mexican-style huevos rancheros. The rest of…
Gardens in Puerto Jiménez

Herrera Gardens & Conservation Project

The Herrera Gardens & Conservation Project is a 250-acre reserve with beautiful botanical gardens. This innovative, long-term reforestation project offers an ecologically and economically sustainable alternative…
International in Puerto Jiménez

La Perla de Osa

On the grounds of Iguana Lodge, this jungle-fringed restaurant/bar is locally (and justifiably) famous for its cocktails, accompanied by such delectable nibbles as pulled-pork tacos, grilled Asian-style tuna and shr…
Pizza in Puerto Jiménez

While this pizzeria's name sounds more like a website, all doubts will be cast aside when a server at brings out the pie: a thin-crust, wood-fired piece of Italy in the middle of the jungle. From its sm…
International in Puerto Jiménez

Restaurante Agua Dulce

This breezy restaurant, on the premises of Agua Dulce Beach Resort on Playa Platanares, is a trusty spot for imaginative pasta dishes, grilled fish and ample breakfasts, although the service is positively languid. T…
Supermarket in Puerto Jiménez

BM Corcovado

The best-stocked supermarket in town.
Italian in Puerto Jiménez

Il Giardino

While the possibly overextended menu touts steaks and sushi as offerings, Il Giardino shines when it sticks to Italian specialties – homemade pasta with smoked salmon, gnocchi and pizza. Our kingdom for a pepper gri…
Costa Rican in Puerto Jiménez

Soda Valeria

Clean, cute and smack-dab in the middle of town, this soda is a dream – the kind of place you know is good because the local government workers all pile in at lunch. The heaping, fresh casados change daily and are d…