Hi – My husband and I love your blog! It has been tremendously helpful. Apologies if you already addressed this (I couldn’t find it in the forum), but can you recommend some great places to eat in Manuel Antonio, Monteverde and Arenal? We are big foodies and want to try authentic Costa Rican, delicious, casual cuisine. We are avoiding “fancy restaurants” since it doesn’t feel authentic to us and we would rather spend our budget on trying many different things. We don’t want to just try only Costa Rican food – very open to other types of cuisine such as Mexican, Italian or Asian (anything with spice!). When we tried to research this online, we only came across list of different types of dishes, not specific restaurants, vendors or hole-in-the wall places.
Glad to help. We love food too! All of our destination posts for those places include some of our favorite restaurants. We try to give a good mix of local fare and international options. Check them out here:
Manuel Antonio Trip Planning
Manuel Antonio Restaurant Guide – This one is a bonus just for you 😉
La Fortuna: What to Expect
Monteverde: A Forest in the Clouds