places to dine at Junquillal are:
“LAND HO” AT THE VILLA SERENA
very tasteful and wonderful new addition to Junquillal.
John and Olive Murphy are the owners, and they also have a Land
Ho Restaurant on Cape Cod at Orleans, Mass.
It’s a great place with great surroundings and a great view.
The HOTEL HIBISCUS.
Rheiner, a nice German fellow will prepare anything you would
like and do so in an elegant fashion.
We’ve enjoyed this very much.
He just needs a day’s notice to prepare.
is a very nice Italian restaurant across from the
Hibiscus Hotel. Very good Italian cuisine!
Allessandro and Silvana are great hosts.
is a very neat and
picturesque spot. It is
owned by a Swiss family and has very good food.
Immaculate grounds and accommodations.
Bernie, Alice, Lillie and Mario are super hosts.
is also a very
nice place to enjoy a cocktail or dine.
Great view of ocean and sunset!
EL CASTILLO DIVERTIDO
is a castle
like small hotel. Paul, a
nice German fellow and his wife Silvia are very good hosts.
We’ve enjoyed a cocktail with him at the top of the
“castle”. They also
serve food. They are
is bed and breakfast
owned by Maarten and Mieke, a Dutch couple.
They have done barbecues for our family and we’ve gone over
with other couples to visit and watch the sunsets.
We also had a fun dominoes tournament there with many of the
(The Playa Junquillal
Hotel), a very unique little spot right on the beach.
Bernardo is a nice fellow and you can have food and beverages in
a real beach side atmosphere! We’ve
met some interesting people here. Lots
of fun. We walk here from
our condo often; it’s a nice walk on the beach.
We’ve had some good Costa Rican food as well as some great fish
fries there over the years. Steve
has been managing it in recent years, as Bernardo is recovering from a
stroke. Steve is a great
cook and serves up some great food.
is a small little
restaurant with great food--a popular spot for surfers from the States. We enjoy Pablo’s food—he’s a very good chef.
Tell him the Fellmans sent you!!
Pablo’s is a must!
Check out the beach and
surfers at the Playa Negra Hotel--it is very scenic, and also serves
food. Don’t leave
valuables in your car at Playa Negra as we’ve heard that cars have
been “keyed”. It’s never happened to us, but it’s best to be careful.
You can get to Pablo’s and Playa Negra either via the short cut
by the Iguanazul Hotel, fording two small creeks (dry season only) or
through Paraiso on a gravel road.
MONO CONGO AND PLAYA AVELLANA
two other spots for food. Good
pizza on the beach at Avellana.
You can also drive up to Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, or Playa
shortest and prettiest route (about 20? miles) is to go via the coast
road up through Playa Negra. It’s
a gravel road but very easy to travel.
You can also go back to the main highway near Santa Cruz; turn
left and go north to just south of Belen (watch for the signs), turn
left and follow the road west to the above beaches. (About 42 miles via
Playas Flamingo and Conchal are very beautiful--you should tour the
grounds of the Playa Melia Conchal and have lunch by the pool!