Restaurants in Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Panama and Ocotal


Restaurants in the Playa Hermosa Area

There are more restaurants in Playa Hermosa, Playas del Coco, Playa Panama and Playa Ocotal than one would expect.  Most are within walking distance, of course, that all depends on where you are staying while here.  I am not reviewing or endorsing any of them, as everybody’s tastes are different, but I can say this: I have patronized almost all and will continue to do so. So here is a list of the restaurants. Some are in hotels and I have included links to their websites if they have one.  If I could not find a website link I added the Trip Advisor link so you could see how other patrons have rated them. Below each section is a Google earth map of each town with a pinpoint for each restaurant for ease of use. Hours of operation are subject to change. I had to add the declaimer!

So Let’s start off with Playa Hermosa, my hometown!


Restaurants in Playa Hermosa
 

Niromi - International and local cuisine located in the Hotel Bosque Del Mar, right on the beach in Playa Hermosa. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner http://www.bosquedelmar.com/

Hotel Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Costa Rica

 


Hotel Villa Del Sueno - International cuisine located one block from the beach in a very nice location surrounded by lush landscaping Open for dinner http://villadelsueno.com/home-en/

Restaurant at Vills Del Sueno, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste Costa Rica

 


Bocelli - Italian cuisine, located on the first beach entrance and part of Villas Playa Hermosa hotel http://www.villasplayahermosa.com

Bocelli's restaurant Playa Hermosa Guanacaste Costa Rica

 


Hotel Mangaby - Local cuisine with an international touch, located on the second beach entrance a block and half away from the beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner http://www.hotelmangaby.com

Playa Hermosa Mangaby Hotel costa Rica

 


Coco Viquez - A traditional Costa Rica “soda” restaurant located on the second beach entrance in front and part of the Hotel and Villa Huetares. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. http://www.villahuetares.com

 


Ginger Restaurant Bar - Asian tapas with some international flare located on the main road in Playa Hermosa open for Dinner only http://www.gingercostarica.com

Ginger Restaurant Playa Hermosa Costa Rica

 


Villa Acacia - Traditional Costa Rica fare located on the second beach entrance open for breakfast and dinner http://www.villacacia.com

 


La Casita del Marisco - Fresh seafood and grilled steaks, located north end of Playa Hermosa right on the beach.  I could not find a website but here again is a trip advisor link:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g703684-d6637656-Reviews-La_Casita_Del_Marisco-Playa_Hermosa_Province_of_Puntarenas.html

Playa Hermosa beach, Guanacaste Costa Rica

 


Roberto’s Bar and Restaurant - Fresh Seafood and international dishes, located right on the beach in the La Gaviota Tropical B&B. Open for Lunch and dinner here is another trip advisor link:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309246-d4011056-Reviews-Roberto_s_Bar_Restaurant-Playa_Hermosa_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 


El Velero Hotel Bar and Restaurant - Continental cuisine located right on the beach, great sunsets, open for breakfast lunch and dinner. http://www.costaricahotel.net

 


Agua Sport - fresh Seafood and a few Peruvian dishes as well, located right on the beach in Playa Hermosa, open for lunch and dinner. Here is another trip advisor link:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309246-d2430763-Reviews-Aqua_Sport-Playa_Hermosa_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 


Here is the Google Earth Snapshot of Playa Hermosa with all the above restaurants pinned.

 


Restaurants in Playa del Coco Costa Rica


Local Area Restaurants in Playa del Coco

Since Playa Del Coco is much larger than Playa Hermosa there are at least 6 times the restaurants and bars in Coco than Hermosa, Playa Panama and Playa Ocotal combined. There is always something for everyone, from local Costa Rica cuisine or “tipca” to burgers and pizza to some very nice upscale dining experiences with a touch of flare, fresh sushi and traditional Spanish to Lebanese.  So I guess you will just have to come on down to paradise and try them yourself. I have tried to add a trip Advisor link to every listing. Not all restaurants are listed as some come and go before you even get to try them. However this list is of long standing places that have been around for a year or longer.

 

Tiki Coco Right - on the beach in Playas del Coco. Good variety of sandwiches and cold beer. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d5536220-Reviews-Tiki_Coco_Place_Bar_Restaurante-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

The Lookout - Fresh seafood and oyster bar open for happy hour and dinner, located in the Hotel Chantel high on the hill in Playa del Coco http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d6713972-Reviews-The_Lookout-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Alo Tica - on the main road when entering Playa Del Coco, traditional Costa Rica fare. Open lunch and dinner http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g309243-d6690469-r233655806-A_LO_TICO-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Il Gusto de Vida- On the Chorrera road that runs parallel to the beach, in front of the entrance of Las Palmas Development. Authentic Italian food, open for dinner only. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1792340-Reviews-Pacifico_Beach_Club_Restaurant_Bar-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Coconutz – On the main drag in Coco, American style food really good wings and burgers, live music and other happening. Good sports bar as well with lots of TV’s http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1631500-Reviews-Coconutz_Sports_Bar_Eatery-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Zi Lounge – In the heart of Coco on the main drag continental cuisine open for lunch and dinner http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2042303-Reviews-Zi_Lounge_Restaurant_Bar-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Pacifico Beach Club – On the beach north side of Coco. Great atmosphere, great food.  Open for Lunch and dinner on weekends http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1792340-Reviews-Pacifico_Beach_Club_Restaurant_Bar-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Café de Playa – Right on the beach in Playa del Coco towards the north end on the Chorrera road, open for lunch and dinner, International food with a good settinghttp://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2321471-Reviews-Cafe_de_Playa-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Rancho Astillero- Traditional costa Rica food just before the anchor as you enter Coco. Lunch and dinner  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d7617933-Reviews-Rancho_Astillero-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

 

Citron - located in the Pacifico Retail Village on the main road in Playa del Coco.  Fine cuisine with great ambience! Open for lunch with a limited menu and dinner with full menu. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1995912-Reviews-Citron_Restaurante-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Andre's Pizza Bar - Located on main road right downtown. What more can I say the name says it allhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2154138-Reviews-Andres_Beach_Bar_Pizzeria-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Hotel Coco Palms - Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sushi and some Asian dished as well as traditional fare and international dished as well. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1485462-Reviews-Hotel_Coco_Palms_Bar_Restaurant-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html   

 

Villa Italia Restaurant – Open for dinner only but some of the best Italian food in the area. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth the visit  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1774029-Reviews-Villa_Italia-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Papagayo Seafood - right on the main strip open for lunch and dinner, seafood at its best very fresh. Long time restaurant in coco   http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2397427-Reviews-Papagayo_Seafood-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Subway – Yes we have one of those here as well located in the Auto Mercado strip mall in front of the Pacifico Development on main road in Playas Del Coco.  No needs for any review as you know what you get. If not don’t bother it is the same as in The US, Canada or anywhere they are in the world

 

Taste of Texas – On the main strip in the shops of the Coco beach Hotel open for lunch and dinner, BBQ and Smoked meats and Burgers http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2483392-Reviews-A_Taste_of_Texas-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

La Dolce Vita – Located in the Publito of Las Palmas Development right on the Chorrera road along the beach, serving Italian food, pastas and pretty good pizza. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1841312-Reviews-La_Dolce_Vita-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Donde Claudio & Gloria - Right on the beach just a few yards from the main road that intersect at the beach and head north ( turn right); Mediterranean style cuisine; good seafood. Open luch and dinner and a small beach front bar as well. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2039816-Reviews-Claudio_y_Gloria-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Pata Loco –​Located on the main road of coco as your entering the town open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Traditional American and Italian food. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1783138-Reviews-Hotel_Pato_Loco_Inn-playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

La Casona this very typical Costa Rica restaurant is actually close to the town os Sardinal but worth it if you want to try the real thing http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d5962003-Reviews-La_Casona-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Pacific Lobster – Another restaurant on the main strip in coco open for lunch and dinner seafood with a local flare http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d3794651-Reviews-Pacific_Lobster-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.htm

 

Congo Cafe- Located in the shops of Pacifico on the main road into Coco open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Coffee shop with sandwiches and smoothies also has a great souvenir shop attached  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2025072-Reviews-Congo_Cafe_Arte_Diseno-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html 

 

Marisqueria Milanes  – tucked off the main road by 1 block, seafood is the specialty however there is a good assortment in international and local cuisine, open for lunch and dinner . http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2089991-Reviews-Marisqueria_Milanes_Seafood_Restaurant-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Luna de Plata Creperia – Small boutique eatery  ( Crepes are their specialty )in the shops of the las Palmas Publito open for breakfast and lunch  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d1509077-Reviews-Luna_de_Plata-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Jardin Tropical – Another typical Costa Rica Restaurant almost on the beach just on the main road in Coco http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2315279-Reviews-Jardin_Tropical-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Soda La Terisita - typical “tico” or Costa Rica cuisine right by the beach at the end of the main road in Playa del coco. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2089992-Reviews-Soda_La_Teresita-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Soda Dos Los Pelones-  On the main road in Coco a very traditional Costa Rica restaurant and, Open for breakfast and lunch also offers whole roasted and frid chicken from 4pm till late hours. Really good. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2253145-Reviews-Soda_los_tres_pelones-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Casa del Mar – Located in the  Coco Beach Hotel on the man strip  in Coco fearturing Mediterranean/American/International Fusion Food open for breakfast lunch and dinner http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2621805-Reviews-Casa_del_Mar-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Le COQ - Lebanese Health Food- Another great option on the strip in Playas Del coco. Very casual but good food featuring traditional Lebanese food, some of the best hummus http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d4552901-Reviews-Le_COQ_Lebanese_Health_Food-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Soda Oasis – Located on the main road in Playa Del coco, open for lunch and dinner. Some traditional food burgers and sandwiches. Very casual http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2519588-Reviews-Soda_Oasis-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

 Donde Johann- This small restaurant is locate on the way out of Coco on the weay to Sardinal and not that far out at all. Features great sushi and fire roasted Pizza. Open for lunch and dinner. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2168861-Reviews-Donde_Johann-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Soda Mediterranea – located in the Publito of Las palmas on the Chorrera road along the beach in coco. Great fresh seafood grilled to perfection. Open dinner only http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d2703712-Reviews-Soda_Mediterranea-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html

 

Pizza Mafia- Located on the main strip and my personal favorite for pizza. Open lunch and dinner offering pastas as well http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g309243-d7021410-Reviews-Pizza_Mafia-Playas_del_Coco_Province_of_Guanacaste.html