Besides its lush vegetation and awesome white-sand beaches, Costa Rica is also famous for its various dining options. In between chilling on the beach, exploring nature trails, and swimming in the ocean, make sure to try local specialties at some of the restaurants in Costa Rica. If you are sailing in your boat rental and want to experience some fine Costa Rica dining and order drinks from beachfront bars, here is a list of places that you should visit.
Waterfront Restaurants and Bars in Costa Rica
Father Rooster Bar & Grill
Dock your yacht charter and visit the famous Father Rooster Bar & Grill which is located on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Watch the sunset over the Pacific while sipping cocktails with the locals and eating tuna and fresh mahi-mahi. Travelers will find a variety of entrees and appetizers on the menu, as well as signature dishes such as the Rooster Burger and Fish Burger. Live music performances are held occasionally and the waiters at Father Rooster Bar & Grill are polite and attentive.
For an ultimate Costa Rica dining experience head out to Lola’s, which is a hip beach café that offers a cozy ambiance and a beachfront setting with tables placed under the almond and palm trees. Sit on an African-style hardwood chair and order something from their delicious and heavily vegetarian menu. Everyone seems to be in love with the fresh fruit smoothies here and the vegetarian pizza is simply delicious. From meat dishes, you will find organic chicken and ahi tuna with dried tomatoes. Try the tasty mahi tacos served with rice and beans or order the amazing pesto pasta. Private beach dinners can be arranged in advance.
KOKi Beach Restaurant Bar & Lounge
Conveniently located right in front of the beach in central Puerto Viejo, KOKi Beach Restaurant Bar & Lounge focuses on Latin food with a Caribbean twist. Besides delicious Costa Rica dining options, this open-air beachfront joint is also famous for its chic design and the interior which was made from reclaimed materials. Expect to find plenty of local produce here and a variety of local dishes. The water’s edge is just a couple of steps away and the unique design details such as tables made from doors attract hundreds of guests each and every evening.
Offering a friendly vibe and delicious food, Nogui's Restaurant offers one of the best dockside dining options in the area. Choose a spot close to the water and order a fish taco and some ceviche while watching the ocean. Travelers will find typical Costa Rican dishes on the menu, as well as some of the finest pies in the country. There are many Costa Rica dining options, but Nogui’s Restaurant pies with chocolate and banana cream are extremely tasty.