La Pista is the the Spanish word for 'runway'. Located at the Airport Landing Strip, this is a great place to pass time waiting for a flight or to watch the activity of Golfito's national and charter flights from the outdoor dining area. Great home-style cooks prepare traditional local plates and bar favorites. As a popular locals 'party spot', weekends can be quite lively-especially during high season. Full service bar. Snacks, Lunch and dinner.
Samoa del Sur is in a very spacious and ventilated area overlooking the entry to Golfito Bay and is a great place for watching vessels as they enter and leave port. The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and specialty pizzas. They also offer a wide variety of international and national dishes from pasta to pepper steak. Their unique bar, shaped like a sailboat, is located in the center of the restaurant and offers festive tiki bar and traditional drinks. Lunch and Dinner.
Villas De Oros - DRIVING? If you are driving and don't want to stay in Golfito, Ojochal is on the way from San Jose. Just a short drive from Uvita and about 1 1/2 hours from Golfito, it is a very nice small hotel located right on the highway. Rooms are spacious with a small kitchen and cooking area. Don't want to cook? Several good restaurants close by.