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Food scene

My favorite restaurants including close local ones to some in Uvita, and Quepos that we also enjoy.
located only 3KM away. This is the place the locals go to for breakfast and lunch. I order "pinto gallo con polo en salsa". The owners appreciate your broken Spanish... they will laugh at you, but give it a try.
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located only 3KM away. This is the place the locals go to for breakfast and lunch. I order "pinto gallo con polo en salsa". The owners appreciate your broken Spanish... they will laugh at you, but give it a try.
I eat dinner here all the time. Less than 4 km away between bar Chicote and Dominical on the left. They even have a pool for the kids to play in! The restaurant is pronounced "Ricardos". The name is meant to mess with tourists. Don't fall for it!
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Ricar2 El Avión
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I eat dinner here all the time. Less than 4 km away between bar Chicote and Dominical on the left. They even have a pool for the kids to play in! The restaurant is pronounced "Ricardos". The name is meant to mess with tourists. Don't fall for it!
Locally owned bakery located in Platanillo 3 km away! Delicious pastries and breads. You donut want to miss this... get it? Donut want to miss this?! Haha. Nevermind.
Panaderia Baru
Locally owned bakery located in Platanillo 3 km away! Delicious pastries and breads. You donut want to miss this... get it? Donut want to miss this?! Haha. Nevermind.
3.2 km away is this wonderful spot with a large menu including vegan options. The family that runs this spot is great, just make sure to ask for the spicy stuff. They like to see how we handle the spice.
View - Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
3.2 km away is this wonderful spot with a large menu including vegan options. The family that runs this spot is great, just make sure to ask for the spicy stuff. They like to see how we handle the spice.
Delicious curry, noodles and rice. located right in Dominical, I recommend the Massaman Curry and the spring rolls.
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Phat Noodle
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Delicious curry, noodles and rice. located right in Dominical, I recommend the Massaman Curry and the spring rolls.
Beautifully done brewery that sometimes has live music. (just don't park on the street, as its not marked but you can get a ticket). The decor here is fantastic, just don't have too many brews and get lost in the halls :)
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Fuego Brew Co.
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Beautifully done brewery that sometimes has live music. (just don't park on the street, as its not marked but you can get a ticket). The decor here is fantastic, just don't have too many brews and get lost in the halls :)
Delicious coffee shop in Dominical with seating on the Baru River. Great spot to people watch and eavesdrop if you're into that sort of thing.
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Cafe Mono Congo
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Delicious coffee shop in Dominical with seating on the Baru River. Great spot to people watch and eavesdrop if you're into that sort of thing.
one of my favorite spots with the best smoothies. Try the "chocolate banana" but they are all delicious.
Café Ensueño
one of my favorite spots with the best smoothies. Try the "chocolate banana" but they are all delicious.
delicious tacos, burritos and nachos. "cash only" but they have specials on taco Tuesday.
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Del Mar Taco Shop
Main Street
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delicious tacos, burritos and nachos. "cash only" but they have specials on taco Tuesday.
delicious locally owned pizza place 13.3 Km away in Hatillo.
Pizza Surf Time
delicious locally owned pizza place 13.3 Km away in Hatillo.
12.7 KM away and just south of dominical this finer dinning restaurant with ocean views and delicious fresh seafood. Go an hour before sunset and bring bananas to feed the monkeys. Its a great experience.
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Cabinas La Parcela
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12.7 KM away and just south of dominical this finer dinning restaurant with ocean views and delicious fresh seafood. Go an hour before sunset and bring bananas to feed the monkeys. Its a great experience.
17.9 km away heading towards Uvita. With 20 different wings to choose from, burgers and pizza this place is fantastic.
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Bar Jolly Roger
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17.9 km away heading towards Uvita. With 20 different wings to choose from, burgers and pizza this place is fantastic.
located next to the soccer field in Uvita. Real local food at reasonable prices. The Premium burger is delicious and so is the pescado casado, the breakfasts, and smoothies are wonderful as well.
Que Tuanis Café
located next to the soccer field in Uvita. Real local food at reasonable prices. The Premium burger is delicious and so is the pescado casado, the breakfasts, and smoothies are wonderful as well.
located in Uvita next to pizza time this place gives you options for the entire family. They offer delicious sandwiches on fresh made bagels or kaiser rolls.
Bagel Time
located in Uvita next to pizza time this place gives you options for the entire family. They offer delicious sandwiches on fresh made bagels or kaiser rolls.
Located in Uvita 1/2 km north of the BCR bank on the west side of the road. Delicious local fresh seafood, burgers and steaks. Beautiful presentation.
Los Barriles Uvita
Located in Uvita 1/2 km north of the BCR bank on the west side of the road. Delicious local fresh seafood, burgers and steaks. Beautiful presentation.
Wonderful sunset dinner location if you are in Quepos. Everything is fresh and delicious here. If you have seen the movie American Made, you will find this place very interesting! Great story, great ambiance, pretty great food.
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El Avion
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Wonderful sunset dinner location if you are in Quepos. Everything is fresh and delicious here. If you have seen the movie American Made, you will find this place very interesting! Great story, great ambiance, pretty great food.
In Quepos this is my favorite sushi spot, they also have amazing fish tacos.
Calypso Sushi And SeaFood
In Quepos this is my favorite sushi spot, they also have amazing fish tacos.

Grocery Stores

best close grocery store around. Doesn't look like much but if you can't make it to a BM this place will do.
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best close grocery store around. Doesn't look like much but if you can't make it to a BM this place will do.
wonderful market with organic selections and a delicious deli. Located in Dominical 6.5 KM away.
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Mama Toucan's Natural Market
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wonderful market with organic selections and a delicious deli. Located in Dominical 6.5 KM away.
located 26.1 KM to the south in Uvita this is the largest close grocery store with a large selection of produce, meats, and everyday necessities.
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BM Uvita
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located 26.1 KM to the south in Uvita this is the largest close grocery store with a large selection of produce, meats, and everyday necessities.
large grocery store located off the highway 34 in Quepos.
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MaxiPali
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large grocery store located off the highway 34 in Quepos.
about 30km away in San Isidro. If you are in need of something you cannot find this is the closest Walmart.
Walmart Pérez Zeledón
Carretera Interamericana
about 30km away in San Isidro. If you are in need of something you cannot find this is the closest Walmart.
7.5 KM away in Tinamastes on Tuesdays from 8-12am this is the best Farmers Market around. Local everything!
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Feria Tinamastes
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7.5 KM away in Tinamastes on Tuesdays from 8-12am this is the best Farmers Market around. Local everything!

Waterfalls

Beautiful Waterfall located 7.7 KM away. Go up the hill from the Cascada Azul gate 1.8 KM, turn left and go 4.9KM to the parking area. No Fee required
Cascada Tres Piedras de Barú
Beautiful Waterfall located 7.7 KM away. Go up the hill from the Cascada Azul gate 1.8 KM, turn left and go 4.9KM to the parking area. No Fee required
Located in Uvita. This is a Wonderfull spot for the entire family. After you pay the small entry fee you come to a butterfly garden full of Blue Morpho Butterflies. Then a short hike will bring you to a couple pools to swim in as well as a 30' waterfall slide. Trust me its worth the stop. There is also a little restaurant near the parking area if you get hungry or thirsty.
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Catarata Uvita #1 y Mariposario, UVITA WATERFALL AND BUTTERFLY GARDEN
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Located in Uvita. This is a Wonderfull spot for the entire family. After you pay the small entry fee you come to a butterfly garden full of Blue Morpho Butterflies. Then a short hike will bring you to a couple pools to swim in as well as a 30' waterfall slide. Trust me its worth the stop. There is also a little restaurant near the parking area if you get hungry or thirsty.

Tours

Located 4 KM north of Uvita. This is a fun tour teaching you all about Chocolate. Even better at the end you will get to drink your own self made chocolate drink.
Chocolate Tour
Located 4 KM north of Uvita. This is a fun tour teaching you all about Chocolate. Even better at the end you will get to drink your own self made chocolate drink.
Zip lining (about 15 zip lines in the canopy) with a jungle tour to see sloths and monkeys. Only 9.5 KM away. Our kids love it, trust me this place is worth it. They don't advertise well, we recommend calling and making a reservation!
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Hacienda Barú Lodge
Costanera Sur
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Zip lining (about 15 zip lines in the canopy) with a jungle tour to see sloths and monkeys. Only 9.5 KM away. Our kids love it, trust me this place is worth it. They don't advertise well, we recommend calling and making a reservation!
4.8 KM or 10 minutes away, this place is loaded with all the reptiles of costa rica including Boas. you wont be disappointed.
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Parque Reptilandia
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4.8 KM or 10 minutes away, this place is loaded with all the reptiles of costa rica including Boas. you wont be disappointed.
Sport fishing out of Quepos at Marina Pez Vela
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Sport fishing out of Quepos at Marina Pez Vela

Beaches

World Famous Surf beach, this one is for those with more experience or taking lessons. There is a great little playground for kids and free parking. Surf boards and lessons can be arranged from Dominical Surf School. Or you can get a Massage with the sounds of the surf in the background. Also offers free parking.
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Dominical Beach
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World Famous Surf beach, this one is for those with more experience or taking lessons. There is a great little playground for kids and free parking. Surf boards and lessons can be arranged from Dominical Surf School. Or you can get a Massage with the sounds of the surf in the background. Also offers free parking.
This beach is a little quieter and peaceful than Dominical but it is a little rocky. It is our favorite for teaching the kids to surf as the break is more gentle. We recommend this beach for those just starting out our taking lessons.
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Playa Dominicalito
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This beach is a little quieter and peaceful than Dominical but it is a little rocky. It is our favorite for teaching the kids to surf as the break is more gentle. We recommend this beach for those just starting out our taking lessons.
21.6 KM away just before Uvita. Great beach for walking, surfing and swimming. Has a Lifeguard, and vendors selling beverages.
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Hermosa Beach
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21.6 KM away just before Uvita. Great beach for walking, surfing and swimming. Has a Lifeguard, and vendors selling beverages.
located in Quepos, this one is tough to find but if you are there It is our favorite. Use maps first. You will have to pay around $4 to park. then hike down the hill about 1/2 mile to the beach where you can rent chairs, kayaks, snorkels and such. This is one of our favorite hidden beaches in Quepos.
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Biesanz Beach
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located in Quepos, this one is tough to find but if you are there It is our favorite. Use maps first. You will have to pay around $4 to park. then hike down the hill about 1/2 mile to the beach where you can rent chairs, kayaks, snorkels and such. This is one of our favorite hidden beaches in Quepos.

Massage

6.5KM away Located next to Mama Toucans in Dominical. Wonderful place for a reasonably priced massage. This is where we go!
Alegria Soul Spa
6.5KM away Located next to Mama Toucans in Dominical. Wonderful place for a reasonably priced massage. This is where we go!
spa and masseuse with 10 years experience that will come to you! message Malena for current pricing
Platanillo
spa and masseuse with 10 years experience that will come to you! message Malena for current pricing

Pharmacies

Located 6.8KM away in Dominical. Great little Pharmacy with just about everything.
Farmacia FARMAR DOMINICAL
Located 6.8KM away in Dominical. Great little Pharmacy with just about everything.
Located in Uvita on Central. This is a great option of you are in Uvita.
Farmacias y Macrobioticas Ibarra
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Located in Uvita on Central. This is a great option of you are in Uvita.