Costa Rica is a destination that has made it’s way as one of the top Central American destinations for travel thanks to it’s white sandy beaches with perfect waves for surfing, luxuriant forests and impressive volcanos, making it an irresistible stop in all travellers itineraries.
There are so many things to do and so many places to see, it can be hard to prioritize activities. However, one thing our travel experts can assure you is that the restaurant ‘Le Monastère’ is definitely worth the detour.
Spectacular views from the Escazú Mountains:
An exhilarating dining experience awaits you in the mountains of Escazú, Costa Rica, this elegant restaurant overlooks glittering San José. Le Monastère is set in the mountains above Escazú, San José. From the dining rooms, guests can enjoy a spectacular 270-degree view of the valley and the city below them, while digging in to a delightful meal.
The restaurant was built on the site of a former monastery and still offers guests a few intriguing glimpses into the history of the location, from the medieval abbey inspired decor, to the antique photographs on the walls, and also in the renovated chapel that is well worth a visit. The staff even cheekily dress like monks in a clever nod to the history of the restaurant.
Dine with the stars and then party with the monks
The typical French cuisine is paired with local fresh fruits and vegetables, adding a sweet tropical taste to remind you of where you are, in case the spectacular view of San Jose and the mountains of Escazú doesn`t jog your memory. Live piano music accompanies dinner, completing an enjoyable the ambiance.
Downstairs in Cantina La Cava enjoy an entirely different ambiance. Perhaps after dinner? A newly opened tavern that continues in the medieval tradition of the rest of the restaurant, but with more of a party atmosphere, there you can enjoy live music and dancing the night away on weekend nights.
Reservations are recommended.