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Sol y Mar

At Cabinas Sol y Mar | Right on the beach - middle of town, where the cool breezes flow, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
+506 2776 0014
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood” (3 reviews)
“live music” (5 reviews)
“great food” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, American, Pub, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
At Cabinas Sol y Mar | Right on the beach - middle of town, where the cool breezes flow, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

A true multicultural experience at a wonderful place in Playa Zancudo. Starting with the owners, Rick, and American, and his Canadian wife, Lori, they pleasantly welcome all at their open air bar and restaurant. Primarily a 'gringo' establishment, Sol y Mar is also a prime...More

Thank Gmoney1955
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

You would think that a town as remote and rustic as Zancudo could not possibly have awesome restaurants. It does and Sol y mar is no exception. We have eaten there dozens of times in the past 5 or so years. The food is always...More

Thank SilverSpring6
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Sol y Mar is the center of all activity for Zancudo, sooner or later everyone will show up there. Ideally situated with a grand view of the Pacific, (and as close to the water as the law allows!) This is a great meeting place, bar...More

1  Thank Lee M
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Staying at Sol Y Mar was a bonding experience for me with Costa Rica. I will always want to go back to this magical resort, where life is as simple as a good place, good food, good people, all the hammock time your heart desires....More

Thank LMahan
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

This is not the best food or atmosphere in Zancudo. This is one of the few places for love music so have a drink at the bar. The fried fish is good but other spots are superior for tico food and other fare.

Thank NHsurferchick
Reviewed 25 March 2013

I love Sol Y Mar, the atmosphere, the food, the live music and the people. It's my favorite bar and restaurant and place to stay of anywhere in the world. The people there Rick, Lori, Karla, Willy, Walter, Yoko and Shirley are amazing. I traveled...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We stayed in the cabinas of sol y mar. The food was so good, we didn't even feel the need to look for anything else. They have a menu with a lot of different choices. The breakfasts are really nice and healthy. They have excellent,...More

Thank EviUtrecht
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We've eaten here on 3 different trips to Zancudo. The food has always been good, especially the fresh tuna. However, the service has been very poor every time. Often you need to sit at a table with others so it's not a very romantic experience....More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The Fish & Chips were the best I've ever had. Hand battered Mahi in an almost tempura batter. Fries were crisp. Served with what tasted like a basil garlic sauce that was out of this world. They also have Willie's chile sauce and another sauce....More

Thank WyoFarmGirl
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This is a great place to hang, Rick and Lori make you feel like family right off the bat. The local ticos and tourists mingle well, a very friendly place with great food and good vibes, great cocktails and cold beer also.

Thank Roostrdude
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, American, Pub, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At Cabinas Sol y Mar | Right on the beach - middle of town, where the cool breezes flow, Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Playa Zancudo
  • Phone Number: +506 2776 0014
  • E-mail
Beachfront Dining and Cabins. Open year-round. 8 am-9 pm. Wide ranging menu with something for everyone. Homemade desserts, breads, salad dressings, sauces, etc.
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