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The Dive Bar

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| Marina de Papagayo, Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Bozocea
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Ty H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Suzanneworldtraveler
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We actually stayed at the Marina so we ended up at the dive bar a lot...the happy hour was a great deal but had the most crowds. The food is very good - same staff and menu as the Prieta Beach Club. That is our only complaint - by the end of our 7 day stay, we were super tired... More 

Thank yolofam4
Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Run by the Four Seasons staff, this laid back marina bar has some terrific food, drink specials and happy hour. Try the Passionfruit margarita! The fish and chips is crunchy, light and fresh. Watch the big yachts, fishing boats and charters bob in the harbor while you have a cold one. Love this place and the staff.

Thank TicaChica506
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little bar at the Papagayo Marina! GREAT happy hour and food specials from 5-7. Both are high quality and VERY reasonable! Al fresco dining; tables are first come first serve and fill quickly. The grilled fish tacos and the fresh ceviche are amazing!!! Not much else at the marina, but well worth the trip! We're planning our return for... More 

Thank Steven and Kris... L
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We went for sunset over the marina and was warm, comfortable and relaxing. Very good service, lots of menu items and the desserts were a favorite for our kids.

Thank ExplorerLosAngeles
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal of tacos and fish overlooking the marina. Great food at reasonable prices - perfect!

Thank MikeSantaMonica
Norwalk, Connecticut
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Really enjoyed the local grub and beer at this marina bar. Nice views over the Gulf, beautiful boats, and the place to watch American football if you are dying to see the game!

Thank ComstockHill2
Union City, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Ventured around the area during our stay at the Andaz. The resort staff described The Dive Bar as a casual local place for good food and great drinks. Pretty much summed it up. The fajitas during happy hour were delicious and generous. As usual, we ended up over ordering and could barely finish the meal. The margaritas are great but... More 

Thank 510Paddler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?