My girlfriend and I both recently became vegetarians and being health conscious and traveling usually are hard to mix. After arriving at the Gilded Iguana, we felt right at home with the clean/comfortable stay, the happy go lucky staff, the Sublime/Marley influenced ipod mix, and most importantly for us the excellent and high quality menu items that we couldn't get enough of. List of our favorites were (not in any order): 1. Im not much of a vege burger guy, but the homemade black bean patty burger is a must try. Comes with an assortment of super fresh veges, order with avocado. 2. Their Gallo Pinto is killer. 3. For lunch everyday I had the black bean burrito - its huge and perfect after a morning spent at the beach. 4. The fettuccine primavera is high quality. 5. The fresh fruit platter (great for breakfast), not too forget the all you can drink coffee is never bitter and very tasty. 6. Pina blended with agua - very nice non-alcoholic mix. 7. and the casada was very nice too.
Hope that helps anyone looking to come this way. Honestly, we wouldn't try to stay anywhere else. 200 meters to the beach!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A landmark at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica, The Gilded Iguana Hotel brings casual relaxation, comfort and excellent service to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. One of the most famous and well loved vacation destination hotels in Nosara for surfers, expats, families and adventure holidayers. **NEWS** - Gilded Iguana has been sold to new owners - but is sure to be better than ever for open Nov 2014. All reservations still valid! ... more less