The Southern Pacific Coast

Restaurants in The Southern Pacific Coast

About 100 meters north of the elementary school in Manuel Antonio, the wooden, blue seafood restaurant Mar Luna sits on a hilltop overlooking the treetops and sea coast.

At sunset, there is a Great Gatsby-like atmosphere at the happy hour at El Galeón restaurant, as yacht owners and guests arrive from the nearby Los Suenos resort and marina in Herradura Bay.

Arguably the most authentic Italian restaurant in Costa Rica, Lanterna is also considered the best table in the Jacó area—a valuable distinction, since new eateries pop up in this popular beach destination every year.

A chic, open-air terrace—surrounded by jungle palms that are illuminated at night —is the best place to enjoy La Hacienda’s Latin American-Mediterranean-Asian fusion cuisine.