Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat offers romantic meals on the beach

Dining on the beach at Pranamar Villas, photo by lucianoriotti.

Dining on the beach at Pranamar Villas, photo by lucianoriotti.

Santa Teresa beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is becoming a well-known foodie destination.  Luciano Riotti, the chef at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat specializes in using fresh local ingredients to create spectacular healthy dining experiences.  Their Tiki Bar allows you to have lunch, a snack, drinks or an early dinner even closer to the beach.

Luciano at his herb garden, photo by lucianoriotti.

Luciano at his herb garden, photo by lucianoriotti.

Start out with cocktails while enjoying the world-famous sunsets at Santa Teresa beach.  Accompany them with a few nibbles, followed by a romantic dinner for two on the beach, listening to the crushing waves and gazing into your loved one’s eyes by candlelight.  Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but don’t wait for a date on the calendar, any day is special and calls for a celebration.

Fresh seafood starter platter at Luc´s Seafood Grill and Chapa, photo by lucianoriotti.

Fresh seafood starter platter at Luc´s Seafood Grill and Chapa, photo by lucianoriotti.

The fresh fruit cocktails are a delicious way to sample tropical fare and the perfect pairing with seafood, the way to go when you’re overlooking the ocean.  Some of the guests’ favorite dishes include the grilled octopus and shrimp wrapped in bacon, as well as the paella, a Spanish rice dish combining seafood, vegetables and saffron.

Cooking on the beach, photo by lucianoriotti.

Cooking on the beach, photo by lucianoriotti.

The end of the rainy season allows for dining experiences outside.  Take advantage of this option and book your stay at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.  The staff at Luc’s Seafood Grill and Chapa Restaurant will be happy to set up dinner on the beach, let them know in advance and a table will be prepared for you right on the sand, no shoes necessary!

Grilled Lobster ,photo by lucianoriotti.

Grilled Lobster ,photo by lucianoriotti.

Article by Katie Widdowson

 

 

 

 

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