Cook It

Both houses have full kitchens equipped with everything you need to make your own memorable meals. Nearby markets include:

Mini Super in Cortes. Just 1 kilometer south on the Costanera, turn right at hospital and go down main road about another half kilometer.

BM Supermercado in Palmar Norte. About 10-15 south on the Costanera. Large supermarket and good prices.

BM Supermercado in Uvita. About 20-25 minutes north on the Costanera. Not as large as the Palmar location but plenty to choose from.

Some of our favorites places in the area when you're out and about or just don't feel like cooking :

10-15 Minutes Away


El Jardin located on the Costanera 34 just 5 kilometers north of our gate before the town of Coronado. Local fare including typical Costa Rican dishes, seafood and pastas. Very inexpensive.

Palmar Norte

Restaurante Diquis at Brunka Lodge just 10 minutes south of our gate in the town of Palmar Norte. When Costanera 34 dead ends at Palmar Norte turn left and go about 500 meters. Just across the street from Banco National. They have great breakfast food as well as light lunch and pastries . Not to mention they have awesome smoothies and coffee. 506 2786 7944

15-20 Minutes Away


Exotica on the main drag in Ojochal. Our favorite place in the world. French owned and operated with a variety of styled dishes that fantastic looking as well as tasting. Closed on Sundays, and reservations a must. 506 2786 5050

The Kitchen at El Castillo is a chef driven experience in which the chef makes all the decisions for you! Great food, great view. reservations a must. 506 2786 5543

If you want live music and simple great tasting food Bamboo Room is the place. Not to mention, an awesome sunset view. 506 2786 5295

Citrus just off entrance to Ojochal, stay left at the Y after turning off the Costanera. Another French owned and operated restaurant with locally inspired fare done with a twist. Reservations suggested. 506 2786 5175

Mama y Papa does Italian the best. The flavorful food is the result of an immense love for Mediterranean Italian cuisine—a love that was communicated to the owners by their “Mamma and Papà,” Anna Maria and Salvatore. 506 2786 5336

20-25 Minutes Away


Pizza Time right on the Costanera before you get into Uvita. The best real Italian pizza pies we have found in Costa Rica. 506 2201 5300

Chinese food in the jungle. Enough said. House of Ginger is the place. 506 2743 8182


Kaku offers seafood based dishes with a Costa Rican flair. Lots of organic ingredients used here. Right off the Costanera at the main intersection in Uvita, across from BCR bank. 506 2743 8111

Texas BBQ in Costa Rica! We're from Texas and can't believe it. New to Uvita but not to delicious BBQ flavor. El Toro Loco at the main intersection. 506 2743 8080


35-40 Minutes Away


Bar Jolly Roger off the Costanera on the way north to Dominical. See the sign, turn right and go up the mountain about 5 minutes. See the sign " Entering the Vortex" and you'll be close. Best wings in Costa Rica. 506 2777 0411


Tortilla Flats is right on the beach in Dominical and serves up typical beach fare and beers a plenty. Try the Super Nachos. 506 2787 0033