A couple of simple sodas where you can get Tico meals are in town. The most popular spot for both cheap meals and an afternoon-to-evening bar scene is Esquina del Mar (tel. 2776-2005), right on the beach's edge, in front of the fattest part of the surf break.

Café de la Suerte ★ (tel. 2776-2388; www.cafedelasuerte.com) is a lively little joint fronting the village soccer field that serves breakfast and lunch and specializes in vegetarian items, freshly baked goods, and fruit smoothies. This café serves dinner during the high season and rents out cute, cozy A/C-equipped rooms. Heading out toward Punta Banco, La Bruschetta ★ (tel. 2776-2174) is another good option, with chef and owner Lela serving up excellent pizzas, pastas, and other Italian-based fare.

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