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The Dive Bar

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| Marina de Papagayo, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
1-888-863-0301
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't get out of Papagayo the day after Hurricane Otto because the roads were still closed with downed trees, so we went to the Dive Bar to kill some time. It was great sitting by the water, enjoying the cold beers and excellent calamari. A great mix of tourists and locals, and definitely the kind of place to seek... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dive Bar was a nice break from high-priced resort dinners for my family of teenagers. I had the amazing blackened fish tacos and the rest had burgers and fajitas. One of my kids had a cheese pizza that was very average. The place is small and open air and didn't take too long. I'd definitely go back if I... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was so nice and accommodating, they even came and walked us one by one into the restaurant with an umbrella as it was raining outside. Calamari was to die for! Drinks were wonderful. Very relaxing atmosphere and fun.

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Thank Tim B
Mishawaka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am staying at the Andaz now and ate at the Dive Bar two nights ago. The happy hour drinks are a steal and the food is tasty. My husband and I shared nachos and a pizza and both were delicious. I am sure we will be back again before the end of our stay.

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Thank lindrobe
Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were staying at the Hyatt Andaz and looking for something with a more "local" feel, something a bit more local. We wandered down to the Dive Bar and were welcomed right away. There is a mix of locals and some ex-patriots who have lived in the area for years. One of the locals even gave us a ride home... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Enjoyed dinner here one night while staying at the near by Andaz resort. It was a nice break from the expensive meals at the resort. Opted for a fresh and tasty salad. When we were there was only one other couple sitting at the bar. Service was prompt and friendly. Enjoyed and would return when in the area.

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Thank jaronning
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We ordered steak and hamburger. Not great. Everybody talks about their fish so I would go back and try those offerings.

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Thank Rob D
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The two for one drink specials are great the drinks delicious. The food was very fresh and flavourful and see vice top notch but you have to get there early as seating is limited.

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Thank Bozocea
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

My family took a shuttle to the Dive Bar a couple of times, while staying at the Andaz. I also walked down to the marina on several occasions (I do not recommend walking back on the road... HILLS!). They have mostly bar food. The prices are high, but less than the Andaz. The staff is very friendly. The food is... More 

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Thank Ty H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We all really enjoyed going to the dive bar in the marina. While we were there the Apple yacht was docked there. We all enjoyed the tacos and pizza. We went there both evenings that we stayed at the Andaz for a more affordable dining option. Would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Mexican, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Marina de Papagayo, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Gulf of Papagayo  >  Playa Panama
  • Phone Number: 1-888-863-0301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?