Top 5 Places to Dine in Punto de Vista

When we go on vacation, we want more than some time off work. When we go on vacation, we’re looking for a serious break from the everyday. A vacation should delight your senses with new sights, sounds, smells… and most of all, new tastes. Vacation food should be exotic, tantalizing and delicious. Luckily for those travellers on their way to Punto de Vista, there are plenty of places to find it.

Here is our list of the top 5 places to eat near Punto de Vista:

1. El Patio de Cafe Milagro

El Patio de Cafe Milagro is recognized as a leading restaurant in Manuel Antonio national park. The restaurant boasts a reputation as the place to go for unique delights like fresh latin cuisine, house-roasted coffee, enticing cocktails and local craft beers. They offer a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that allows their patrons to experience dishes they’ll never see at home. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, keeping the mood casual despite their renown.

2. El Mirador Bar & Restaurant

El Mirador means ‘The Viewpoint,’ and like another restaurant on this list they take that rather seriously. Their open-air dining room is something every visitor should experience, with gorgeous views of crashing tides and fresh ocean air. They offer a full service Costa Rican menu made with local ingredients, including fresh local fish and other delicacies.

3. Gondola Gourmet Restaurant

Gondola Gourmet has earned a very special place on this list with their exquisite mediterranean cuisine and heart-stopping views of the jungle. Their food is both delectable and visually appealing with careful presentation and gorgeous plating. While the seating area is similar to that of any quiet mediterranean restaurant, the fragrant dishes and surrounding jungle give it a hushed, almost awed atmosphere. There are only twelve tables at Gondola Gourmet, so make sure you book a reservation!

4. La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve

When we try to describe La Luna, two words come to mind: Fresh and beautiful. The restaurant lives up to their name (‘The Moon’ in English) by offering a stunning outdoor dining area where patrons can watch the sunset as they enjoy the ocean air. The view is truly spectacular, impossible to describe for those who haven’t experienced it, though visitors will certainly be talking about the experience long after they leave.

Menu items include an excellent cocktail selection and Costa Rican food that is so full of freshness that you can see it on the plate.

5. Emilio’s Café

Another great choice for coffee-loving travelers, Emilio’s has a fun and relaxed atmosphere that makes it a great place to go for a light meal or a rich dessert. Their breads, pastries, sandwiches and soups are all made in-house, and the attention to detail pays off with heady smells and happy taste buds.

Like El Patio, Emilio’s boasts that they have the best coffee in town. We encourage our readers to visit both and decide who gets that prize.