Sobre las Olas, or "over the waves," is exactly that and so much more. Perched on the edge of the coral reef beach overlooking the stunningly beautiful Caribbean coast in the small town of Cahuita, Sobre las Olas is a sweet little restaurant that serves excellent fare, especially seafood, to match its unbeatable ambiance. Mussels at Sobre las Olas — Photo courtesy of slamonica
Although the inside is cozy, the best tables are outside on the sand nestled between palm trees, and the best time to arrive is just before sunset, so the sea is in sight when you sit down and the candles are being lit as your main course arrives.
The Italian and Costa Rican owners have created a menu that has plenty of their home countries' influences with an emphasis on fresh caught seafood and a bevy of Costa Rica's local ingredients. A full bar serves cocktails, wine and beer, and a helpful service staff are more than happy to discuss your meal options or even your travel plans around Costa Rica.
Sobre las Olas is more off-the-beaten-track than most places along the Caribbean coast, but if you find yourself anywhere near the quaint town of Cahuita, seek this place out on the northern edge of town on the water's edge.