Top Choice Seafood in Puntarenas

El Shrimp Shack

Offering the most upscale dining in Puntarenas, El Shrimp Shack's silly name belies a gracious interior – wood-paneled walls, marble-topped tables, antique light sconces and a stunning stained-glass ceiling, all wit…
Seafood in Puntarenas

Marisquería El Kaite Blanco

On the north side of town, this rambling restaurant is popular with locals, and serves good seafood and a variety of tasty bocas (appetizers). We're partial to the spicy clams, but some locals argue that the ones ne…
Costa Rican in Puntarenas

La Casona

This lemon-yellow house is an incredibly popular lunch spot, attracting countless locals who jam onto the shaded, greenery-laden deck across from Parque Mora y Cañas. Portions of grilled fish are heaped, and soups a…
Diner in Puntarenas

Kiosco Mar de Plata

A place you can try the Churchill, a repulsive traditional snack made of shaved ice, fruit, syrup and condensed and powdered milk, on Paseo de Los Turistas. They've been making Churchills here since the 1940s.
Supermarket in Puntarenas


Well-stocked supermarket.