There's little better than basking in a view of the sea while sitting with your feet in the sand and indulging in ceviche at Sobre Las Olas in Cahuita, a small town on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Tables right on the water's edge are precious few on this remote sliver of coastline, and the kitchen, helmed by a Costa Rican and Italian couple, knows just how to dish out plates that complement the view. In Puerto Viejo de Limon, Koki Beach lays claim to the most laid-back lounge vibe, and also happens to serve excellent food, all overlooking the tiny harbor for which the town is named. Lean back in a brightly painted Adirondack chair and try every appetizer on the menu while watching the local scene unfold in front of you. Discover the hidden De Paso restaurant, nestled with the rainforest between the road and the water's edge, where every table is in the sand- happy hour is a lovely time to enjoy an appetizer and watch the sun go down over the Caribbean. During the day, there's Pan Pay, where most of the casual outdoor tables boast a view of Puerto Viejo beach, others overlook the police station.
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