There's something about dining by candlelight that makes sparks fly — between you and your boo, that is. The romantic restaurants of Costa Rica make perfectly sumptuous places for any date. Fine wine, decadent fare, intimate atmosphere—it's all here. Dessert might not be sweetest part of the night.
Sanchirí, Cervantes, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo's most exotic new place to dine after sunset... read more
Fresh exotic cuisine with local flavor and nightly specials... read more
50m (164 ft.) inland from a well-marked turnoff on the main road south of Puerto Viejo
Excellent Italian food in a lovely open-air setting... read more
A gem of a restaurant in Monteverde... read more
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Family-friendly favorite for schnitzel and more in Arenal... read more
Casually fine dining on a hilltop with a good view... read more
Modern and posh fusion cuisine overlooking the Pacific... read more
Great family-friendly restaurant with good vibes, good burgers, and a great view... read more
200 m east of Stanford's, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Puerto Viejo
Family style Italian restaurant in Puerto Viejo...