Cristal Azul Hotel > Cuisine


Farm to Table “Mar a Mesa”

The cuisine at Cristal Azul embraces the rich flavors not only of the local land and sea but also of the “Sabenero” & “Pescador” culture of Guanacaste. Everything is delivered fresh to our door or brought in by us from local vendors, farmers and & fishermen that we know personally. There is always an abundance of fresh fruits, veggies, salads, Bean and rice dishes for guests to enjoy. All meals are planned with guests daily to ensure a truly delicious dining experience while at Cristal Azul.

I was recommended to this beautiful retreat by a good friend of ours. I had no way of knowing that this would become my favorite getaway. It is so relaxing and remote! We had a great chef to prepare meals, the pool table was awesome and my husband loved going fishing with Henner! We`re coming back soon!  Jeanette Breedlove, Indianapolis Indiana  USA


Breakfast is a casual affair and guests appear at the rancho in their own time; Costa Rican Coffee & Tea are ready and waiting for you. Enjoy the morning as the wild wakes up and sit down to a full breakfast of fresh fruit, farm fresh eggs and cheeses, locally cured bacon, homemade granola & yogurt, and a sampling of other local favorites.

Lunch is a light meal if you choose to dine in and we encourage guests to use the daylight and explore the areas delicious local eateries!

Three course candlelight dinners are a culinary treat served in the rancho or under a canopy of stars by the pool. Traditional dishes using only the freshest local ingredients prepared and served the way they have been for generations, we do not try to keep up with the modern world of fusion cuisine. If you brought home a fresh catch our chef will gladly prepare you something special!

Guest favorites include: Fresh Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Catch of the Day Grilled Sea Bass with Garden Herbs, various Ceviches, Tenderloin with our house own “dry rub” cooked to your perfection on the Weber, Baby White Clams in Garlic and White Wine, Typical Chicken with Rice and veggies and always  a selection of fresh garden and bean salads to name just a few!