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Playitas Restaurant and Bar

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American, Fast Food, Costa Rican
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Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
506-2777-2777
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Restaurant playitas

Good food , nice and attractive place , pool nearby really nice, the beach not that great but kids enjoyed the huge waves . Make sure to take repellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Doris D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Good food , nice and attractive place , pool nearby really nice, the beach not that great but kids enjoyed the huge waves . Make sure to take repellent

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Dallas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

While staying next door at the Hotel Parador, we decided to drive over to the Hotel Arenas del Mar for lunch one day. Oddly, you must drive up the hill from the Hotel Parador to drive down the very steep drive to the Hotel Arenas lobby. From there a staff member drove us in a golf cart further down the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to breakfast at El Mirador Bar & Restaurant and as we were leaving they told us about their lunch location on the beach so we had to come back. I didn't think anything could beat breakfast.. then we had lunch! We started off with Bahama Mama's and they were amazing, we tried to recreate them at home and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While staying at Arenas Del Mar, we spent several afternoons lounging at the beach and/or by the pool. Playitas is tucked away in the trees just off the beach and they have seating on the beach and offer chair service. This location allows you to stay in relaxed beach mode and still enjoy excellent food and service. The drinks and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had the opportunity to eat at Playitas and were pleasantly surprised. A casual environment just by the ocean you can literally have lunch with your feet on the sand. I had a Baby Spinach Salad with Bacon and Balsamic dressing it was fresh and balanced between the saltiness of the baking and the sweetness of the dressing, my husband... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Want to have lunch out on the sandy beach? Playitas at Arenas Del Mar is your place, Eat among the thatched roof pool bar area or out in the sand near the beach. Waitstaff is attentive and happy to bring whatever your heart desires - my favorite The Arenas Coffee Dream!!! This blended mix of espresso, vanilla ice cream, chocolate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

we had a few hours to kill between a hike at manuel antonio and our night rainmaker park tour. this was just the thing...we drove down the mountain and were greeted by hotel staff. they took us down to the beach/restaurant in golf carts-they were very friendly. for a fee of $70, you got a 3 course meal and one... More 

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Houston, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you like the feeling of sand between your toes while you eat, this is the place. Part of the Arenas del Mar hotel complex. The food is good but overpriced for what it is. The setting is terrific as you can sit in the shade while the Pacific Ocean thunders just a few away. I had a tuna sandwich... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Playitas Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear David, thank you for your review about your lunch experience at Playitas. We agree with you that the setting just a few meters from the Ocean under Almond and Palm Trees is very special and it is a real privilege to have lunch while feeling the sand between your toes. While we are happy that you enjoyed your food,... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The best place for a late lunch or dinner. If you feel like having a great meal at the beach this is the place. A little overpriced fir the quality of the food but the setting is a dream spot.

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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Arenas del Mar all of this past week and had lunch several times at this restaurant. The tables are located under shady trees (bugs weren't a problem at all) and you're treated to a beautiful view of a secluded sandy beach with a mesmerizing view. The waiters are all so friendly and eager to please, and... More 

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Address: Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2777-2777
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Average Prices: USD $10 to $40
Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Costa Rican

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  • Address: Playitas Beach | Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: 506-2777-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $40
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Costa Rican

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