Excellent Eats

by Scott Setterberg August 15, 2019

Excellent Eats

A few weeks ago I wrote the blog post, Amazing Amenities, discussing the award-winning hotels on our exceptional Costa Rica photo tours.  In that post, I promised to follow up with a post about the fantastic restaurants on our tours, and this post fulfills that promise.  

I've dined at dozens of restaurants across Costa Rica and, as with the hotels on our tours, only choose those that meet a high standard and demanding list of requirements.  Some of those requirements include: a wide variety of gourmet cuisine including both typical Costa Rica and international dishes, freshness of food, organic and vegetarian options, full bars, nice dining atmosphere, cleanliness, and professionalism of staff.

So, here are a few of the excellent restaurants on our 2020 Costa Rica photo tours...

La Luz Restaurant + Bar in Escazu.  Located in a posh, upscale suburb, La Luz is rated one of the best restaurants in San Jose and combines Mediterranean specialties with fresh, organic Costa Rican produce harvested directly from their nearby farm.  Indulge your senses in an exquisite culinary experience filled with wonderful ambiance, gorgeous handcrafted ceilings, and mouthwatering gourmet cuisine.

La Luz Restuarant
La Luz Tuna
La Luz Scallops
La Luz Clams
La Saca Restaurant in La Fortuna.  La Fortuna is known for its stunning views of the iconic Arenal Volcano and La Saca delivers that plus delicious international and local cuisine in a grande open-air environment. Breakfast options include an omelette station, meats, waffles, oatmeal, fresh fruit, Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican staple of black beans and white rice), fresh-squeezed juices, coffee, and tea.  For lunch and dinner, start off with a tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad or the incredible ceviche with homemade tortilla chips. Main courses include fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pastas, gnocchi, risotto, and much, much more.

La Saca Restaurant
La Saca Ceviche
La Saca Steak
La Saca Entree
Niromi Restaurant in Playa Hermosa.  Enjoy an exquisite gourmet meal prepared by high-level staff in a beautiful open air atmosphere at Niromi Restaurant.  Niromi infuses a large selection of dishes with international and Costa Rican flavors and the perfect beach backdrop completes a dreamy dining experience by the sea.

Niromi Restaurant
Niromi Breakfast
Niromi Mushroom
Niromi Entree
Hacienda Guachipelin Restaurant in Rincón de la Vieja.  Savor the flavors of authentic Costa Rican cuisine at Hacienda Guachipelin Restaurant. Fresh, delicious meals are prepared by Costa Rican chefs following time-honored traditional recipes from the region of Guanacaste that are served in an open-air restaurant.  What Hacienda Guachipelin doesn’t grow or raise themselves, they source fresh from sustainable local vendors, and no artificial ingredients, MSG, canned foods, or boxed juices are found in their kitchen. Everything is fresh, including herbs and spices from their garden, and they offer many options for people with dietary restrictions including gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian, and vegan.

Hacienda Guachipelin Restaurant
Guachipelin Tuna
Guachipelin Shrimp
Kantala in Rio Celeste.  Indulge in delectable fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while surrounded by lush gardens in a colorful open-air dining room. Choose a table beside the tranquil ponds filled with vibrant Koi or feast your eyes on tropical plants while the executive chef combines world-class culinary talent with fresh, local ingredients for scrumptious Costa Rican cuisine with international flair.

Kantala Restaurant
Kantala Salmon
Aspargus & Mushrooms
Kantala Surf 'N Turf
As you can see, the restaurants on our Costa Rica photography tours are an equal match for the jaw-dropping locations, award-winning hotels, free spa services, private transportation, personalized photography instruction, and professional nature guide.

After reading this and the Amazing Amenities blog post, you should have a solid understanding of the exceptional quality of our Costa Rica photo tours.  Next step is to click the link above, check out the fantastic itineraries, choose which dates work best for you, and book your spot today!

Scott Setterberg
Scott Setterberg


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