105 Atenas Road
Good for: Solo
This cute rustic-looking restaurant has very inexpensive typical costa rican food, including great fish. They make great fruit milkshakes and juices out of many kinds of fruit (some I never heard of before). The owner and wait staff are very friendly.
Favorite Dish: Fruit milkshakes, mmmm! Either the banana, or the strawberry....or the strawberry-watermelon....
This beautiful, open-air restaurant has great Italian food, including pizza from a real stone oven, pasta, focaccia, seafood and fish. The wait staff is super-friendly, and you can watch the pizza being made, including the dough spinning. It's off the street so nice and quiet. Menus are available in Spanish or English.
Favorite Dish: The pizza was my favorite as I've had pizza in Italy and its hard to find authentic pizza! Also great is the caprese salad (tomatoes and mozzarella) and focaccia.
An internet cafe with very tasty pizza, salads and sandwiches. Spanish owner speaks English and French. Nicely located in Atenas just off the road from San Jose to the Pacific towns of Jaco and Puntarenas. Fast internet connection too and 1/2 hour is free with your meal.
Favorite Dish: Pizza, pizza.Related to:
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Renting a car is expensive in CR and driving is hellacious (due to the windy hilly roads and the other reckless drivers!). Unless you really need to drive around a lot, just take cabs. In Atenas they are easy to find as they line up near the bus station and are bright red. They're professional and safe, and cheap!! You can go anywhere around town for a couple of dollars and even going as far as the airport was less than $20.
Favorite thing: This quaint and lively town is located on the road from San Jose to the Pacific beaches. Freindly people and cheap restaurants with good food in a very picturesque spot.
Fondest memory: The square in the town center is a fun place to people watch. Check out the church too. A real beauty.Related to:
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