Category Archives: Restaurants

Raphaels Terrezasa in Manuel Antonio

Raphael’s Terrazas, located in Manuel Antonio has a relaxed atmosphere and the perfect outdoor terrace o enjoy sunset.  Their are lots of fish options and combinations. The grilled mahimahi with shrimp was excellent served with a small potato, vegetable slaw and a plantain.  My husband had the salmon with rice.  Overall the food was good but didn’t compared […]

Best seafood restaurant in Manuel Antonio

For some of the best seafood in Manuel Antonio you must have dinner at Z Sea Restaurant which is only a short walk from Gaia hotel. The restaurant is beautiful and definitely stands out amongst the laid back town.  Inspired by St Tropez this all white restaurant with romantic lighting and the open air breeze it is […]

Italian cuisine in Manuel Antonio

In the mood for some Italian food while in Manuel Antonio? Head over to Gondola Restaurant.  The atmosphere is very laid back and simple but the food bursts with flavor.  Start with the caesar salad that comes with homemade croutons. I had the mahimahi with pesto mashed potatoes and broccoli in a lemon sauce which was […]

Where to eat in Guanacaste: Ostra

If you are vacationing in Guanacaste a dinner at Osta Restaurant located at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is a must!  The hotel itself is beautiful and has a similar in style to the four seasons with a number of pools and a killer view.  To start make sure you make a reservation for this exotic indoor/ outdoor restaurant […]

Where to stay in Guanacaste Costa Rica: Four Seasons

For this years ‘winter trip’ we decided to explore two different regions of Costa Rica: Guanacaste and Manuel Antonio.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting all sorts of tips, restaurant reviews, cool things to do in Costa Rica, the best surf spots and more!  To kick things off, let’s start with where to stay […]

Wine bar in Itaim: Vino!

As you know I am always on the hunt for a good wine bar and to my surprise only 2 blocks from my apartment I discovered Vino! A wine bar, restaurant and store all in one = great find! When you walk in the front area feels and looks like a wine store with the […]

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Looking for a nice and fun place to stay in the beautiful Porto de Galinhas (60km from Recife, about 1-1.5hour drive)  Head to Village Porto de Galinhas, with a great location, and fun amenities you will have a wonderful stay.  Village is located right on the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas the property is covered with hammocks, […]

Iguassu: Argentina side

If you are staying on the Brazilian side of Iguassu (see previous post for where to stay), it is a a quick one hour drive over to the Argentina side.  You will need to bring your passports and stop and get some pecos (there is a gift shop about 10 mins before the boarder where […]

Where to stay in Iguassu

Iguazu Falls are the massive waterfalls of the Iguazu River that separate Argentine and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are one of the 7 World Wonders so when I say it is an amazing place to visit, believe me it is! Now, when planning a trip to see such an amazing place it only seems right to stay in […]

Where to eat in San Alfonso

Situated right on the beach of north Algarrobo (5min drive from San Alfonso) is a lovely restaurant called A Today Costa.  As you can see the setting is absolutely stunning, you can sit outside and enjoy the beach breeze or inside which has a very cozy setup with a fire place and big windows so you can enjoy […]