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Los Tenideros

Los Tenideros

Destination: Arenal

After hiking through the rainforest surrounding the famously blue waters of the Celeste River and waterfall, settle down to a home-style Costa Rican cooking at Los Teñideros.

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For the last eight years the Segura family has been serving hungry hikers at Los Teñideros as Tenorio Volcano National park has grown into the world-renowned travel destination it is today.

Just off one of the two trails that wind out of Tenorio Volcano National Park, you'll find heaping plates of arroz con pollo (fried rice with chicken) with thick, crispy tortilla chips, and even bigger casados (a choice of meat, rice, beans and veggies) made with freshly grilled pork chops, caramelized onions, fried plantains and a salad.

Sip on cold beer or enjoy fresh pineapple, mango, watermelon juice (or blend two together; or go out on a limb and try something unique to Latin America, soursop juice; a deliciously sweet and sour drink made from a fruit related to guavas.


Open air patio, red rood and faded yellow walls complimented by pale green table cloths and tropical vegetation.


Family-run restaurant with friendly help; laid back.


Entrees $5-$8; Drinks $2-$4


7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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