The Resorts, Volcanos + Cloudforests of Guanacaste + The North

Restaurants in The Resorts, Volcanos + Cloudforests of Guanacaste + The North

Mediterranean recipes, Middle Eastern flavors, and fresh-caught Pacific seafood all come together at one of the best small restaurants on the peninsula, if not in the country.

Cloe, Maia, Andrea and Carlos Velardes, a family of Peruvian surfers, came to Playa Negra on the north Pacific coast in search of “peace, nature and great waves.” Astonished by the clean water, year-round warmth, and constant waves, they decided to stay and establish an under-the-radar surfing re

Elevating the Costa Rican soda—the Tico version of a corner diner—to new heights, Cuenca eschews the standard mom-and-pop operation tacked onto the front of a family home in favor of an expansive deck and cantina-style décor, with antique Costa Rican lanterns and lacquered tree-trunk bar

Named after its now-deceased mascot, an 800 pound pink pig, Lola’s beach café continues to delight visitors with its idyllic scene at Playa Avellanas.

Located next to a supermarket in the town of Santa Elena, this small eatery stands out with its sleek black-and-white décor and a contemporary menu that offers much more than the standard rice and beans.