Costa Rica boasts some of the most appealing natural landscapes in the world. Besides its lush vegetation and incredible beaches, Costa Rica has also become famous for its diverse range of waterfront restaurants and bars, often located within charming seaside villages around the country. After a long day of sailing, chilling on the beach, and exploring nature trails, here are some places to try fine Costa Rica dining and tall drinks from beachfront bars.
Dock your boat at Banana Beach, a waterfront hotel, restaurant and bar in the charming town of Santa Teresa on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Watch surfers in the sunset while sipping cocktails or cold beers with the locals. Travelers will find tasty Mediterranean appetizers on the menu, as well as full entrees like Sesame Crusted Tuna and Grilled Lobster.
For an ultimate Costa Rica dining experience, dock your boat near El Avión, the world famous, “must-see and be-seen” restaurant and bar in Manuel Antonio. This place is a C-123 Fairchild cargo plane that has been converted to a bar and restaurant. Enjoy informal dining, an extensive menu, great drinks and views of spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.
Conveniently located right on the beach, KOKi Beach Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers Latin food with a Caribbean twist. This open-air waterfront restaurant is famous for its chic design and the interior which was made from reclaimed materials such as tables made from doors. Expect to find plenty of local produce here as well as several local dishes. You can dock your boat at the water’s edge which is just a couple of steps away.
Offering a friendly vibe and delicious food, Graffiti Restro Cafe & Wine Bar in the Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center is one of the best waterfront restaurants in the area. Travelers will find typical Costa Rican dishes on the menu, as well as the special Coffee Cacao Crusted Beef Tenderloin!