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Visiting Playa Hermosa in the beautiful province of Guanacaste on your next trip to Costa Rica would be a good choice. Playa Hermosa, meaning “beautiful beach,” is known for its crystal blue water, glorious scenery, and good snorkeling spots. It is also a strategic location to visit other unique nearby places in the area.
With so much to do in Playa Hermosa, you will be starving and we want to make sure you head to good restaurants in town to satisfy your hunger. Fortunately, there are plenty of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, restaurants, and eateries to enjoy during your stay!
If Playa Hermosa is on your list for your upcoming visit to Costa Rica, look below to discover some of the best restaurants you’ve got to stop by to enjoy a good meal.
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Restaurants
There are many restaurants where you can grab a good bite in Playa Hermosa, the ones we would like to recommend to you where you can delight your taste buds are the following.
Ginger Restaurant Bar
You can find Ginger Restaurant Bar on the main street in Playa Hermosa, just a block and a half south of Villas Sol. We wouldn’t suggest you go to this restaurant when you find yourself terribly hungry as the food is pricey and the portions are not big. However, their dishes are beautifully crafted and the flavor is fresh and unforgettable. Go with the mentality of tasting something small and delicious, paired with a good drink, instead of having a heavy meal.
Owned by a creative and very experienced Australian Executive Chef, Ginger’s menu consists of tapas inspired by the unique and enchanting flavors of India and Southeast Asia. The wine bar offers a good selection to marry their fantastic tapas. Ginger has been rated on numerous occasions as the best restaurant in Playa Hermosa for good reason, so you should definitely stop by.
Located on the first floor of La Gaviota Tropical (a family-run hotel), and just about a 20 minutes drive from the International Airport in Liberia, Roberto’s Restaurant offers a little bit of everything to satisfy any taste. You can indulge in different types of meat, seafood, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. Their menu also includes tasteful native Costa Rican dishes such as gallo pinto, casados, and more; without leaving aside international favorites like filet mignon, lobster, shrimp cocktails, and other succulent food. Thanks to their wide schedule (from 6 am- 10 pm), you can visit Roberto’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner any day of the week.
La Casita Del Marisco
La Casita del Marisco stands for “The Seafood House”, the go-to place to satisfy your palate with delicious jumbo shrimp, tuna steak, red snapper, lobster thermidor, grilled squid, or any other delicacy from the sea.
A breathtaking ocean view, (especially at sunset), great atmosphere, reasonable prices, big portions, mouth-watering food, and great service are waiting for you at this laid-back and cozy restaurant located right in front of Playa Hermosa.
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AquaSport Bar & Restaurant
In this beautiful beachfront restaurant, you can experience not only tasty food (American Style, traditional Costa Rican dishes, and vegan options) but live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They have the most relaxing ambiance, with outdoor seating spread out on the beach under gorgeous native trees and the soothing sound of waves.
AquaSport is pet friendly and it opens daily from 9 am to 10 pm, which means that you can enjoy either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks and snacks while getting lost in the fantastic view of the sea.
Coco Viquez is a buffet-style family-owned restaurant, which menu revolves around local Costa Rican food. This place has a privileged location, right at the entrance to Playa Hermosa. For those who are vegetarian, there’s nothing to worry about, as there are several options to choose from. If you don’t crave anything from the buffet, you can also order from the menu. You can have breakfast for $7, and lunch and dinner for $8. Visitors agree that more than customers, they feel like family due to the great service they receive. Good prices and delicious food are just a couple of reasons for you to visit Coco Viquez.
Situated in Hotel Condovac, Colibri Restaurant has been rated five out of five stars on Trip Advisor. This is an upscale dining and a great place to visit if you want to have a romantic dinner. Opened from 5 pm to 9 pm, this restaurant offers a quiet and private environment overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Their succulent dishes with impeccable assembly and delicious combinations are well prepared and in the exact portions to be satisfied. The price is a little high but the overall experience in this restaurant is totally worth it, everyone who has ever been to Colibri will confirm that. Their excellent customer service will make you feel like royalty. You deserve a night at Colibri restaurant!
Foodnication is a cafe, restaurant, and bar (all in one place) owned by a Canadian ex-pat. Here you can taste off-the-chart countless types of breakfasts, and coffee is already included. There are local, international, healthy, keto, and vegan options. Whatever you crave, you can find it in Foodnication. For lunch and dinner, there are also numerous dishes that will make your mouth water. Anything from bowls, creative and fulfilling salads, pasta, burgers, steaks, fresh seafood, delicious Costa Rican coffee, and so much more will surprise you and delight you. At Foodnication they combine 3 passions: the art of coffee, the mixology of drinks, and its delicious food. You can find this place one block south of the Hotel Condovac La Costa, in the Hermosa del Mar shopping center.
Try These Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Restaurants During Your Stay in Costa Rica
No matter which restaurant from our list you decide to go to, or what time of the day you stop by, you will encounter three main things in most of our suggested spots: flavorful food, breathtaking ocean views, and high-quality service.
May your time in Playa Hermosa leave you with good memories and a full and satisfied belly! If you are still looking for somewhere to stay in Playa Hermosa, browse our vacation rentals in this gorgeous beachfront paradise.