Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Restaurants
You'll find the liveliest dining mix in the country outside San José here, especially in Manuel Antonio. The crowd of international visitors has brought about a crowd of international cuisines ranging from Japanese to Italian, but, as you'd expect in a coastal region, seafood still reigns here. For traditional Costa Rican cuisine, your best bet is a roadside soda where locals gather for
their daily casado (rice, beans, plantains, and an entrée of chicken, beef, or fish).