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Monkey Bar

Papagayo Golf & Country Club | De la entrada principal del Hotel Riu.Guanacaste 800 mts al Oeste, Sardinal 50503, Costa Rica
+506 8650 7078
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Cook your catch!

We stayed at the Riu Guanacaste for a week in late June. We went to the monkey bar where the owner... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Lana C
via mobile
Good pit stop

We walked along the beach and along the adjacent road and decided to pop into the bar for a beer... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
sally l
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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This is a pleasant place in the middle of nature and with a rustic style where you will feel like nowhere else, the fusion of our typical food and seafood makes us unique and the service first class. The comments speak for themselves.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“hand wash” (10 reviews)
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Papagayo Golf & Country Club | De la entrada principal del Hotel Riu.Guanacaste 800 mts al Oeste, Sardinal 50503, Costa Rica
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+506 8650 7078
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"coconut shrimp"
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"hand wash"
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"riu palace"
in 40 reviews
"short walk down the beach"
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"guacamole"
in 16 reviews
"great little place"
in 6 reviews
"monkey trail"
in 6 reviews
"great drinks"
in 6 reviews
"dollar bill"
in 6 reviews
"cute place"
in 5 reviews
"dirt road"
in 4 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"watermelon"
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"cold beer"
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"howler monkeys"
in 16 reviews
"fajitas"
in 4 reviews
"local bar"
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Riu Guanacaste for a week in late June. We went to the monkey bar where the owner and Luis prepared the mahi mahi that we caught on a charter. The margarita and sangria was delicious and they cooked our fish perfectly...More

2  Thank Lana C
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We walked along the beach and along the adjacent road and decided to pop into the bar for a beer. Mario introduced himself and made us welcome. We had some ice cold beer which just hit the spot.....lovely. We plan to go back tomorrow and...More

1  Thank sally l
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

On holidays with family we heard about the Monkey bar, so a quick walk down the beach and into the wood, sits a small quaint restaurant.... the staff were so very pleasant,, and recommended food and drink. that was so amazing if I were to...More

Thank whitecourt50
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the Monkey Bar in May of 2018. It was the beginning of Costa Rica’s rainy season which meant there weren’t a lot of travelers around. My boyfriend and I were staying at the Riu Palace and decided to go to the Monkey Bar...More

Thank Brenna C
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Was told about the monkey bar before leaving UK and wanted to find it while staying at riu palace. Nice walk from hotel and good place to start search for white face monkeys and howlers. Went out most mornings go for walk using bar as...More

Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Loved this little place. We stayed at the Hotel Riu Guanacaste and it was a short walk along the beach. We mainly wanted to see the white-faced monkeys. This is not an upscale bar!!!! It is primitive and worth the visit. The staff was very...More

Thank Ed K
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Had a couple of drinks here one afternoon, thought we’d seek it out as something different from Riu Palace and a change of scenery. Were greeted warmly and had hands washed at table, nice touch!, had a couple of beers each which aren’t particularly cheap...More

Thank KazSteve
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We were staying at the Riu and were told by many to go to the Monkey Bar, so we did. We ordered the margarita with the Corona in it, which was tasty, but expensive! We had the guacamole, salsa and chips for an appetizer, then...More

Thank Jackie V
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Called for a drink whilst out searching for monkeys, nice little place to stop and watch the animals, if you are staying at either of the RIU hotels give it a try

Thank mickrandy
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic little bar with friendly staff. If your walking the monkey trail near to the RIU hotels this is an absolute must stop off and try one of their special beer cocktails.

Thank Captain-Wendle
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Laura R
6 August 2018|
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Response from Lana C | Reviewed this property |
We saw them out between 3-6:00.
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holsey87
4 July 2018|
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Response from Dave610Jones | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact prices however I can tell you the drinks and the food are all reasonably priced.
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cathyt6
12 June 2018|
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Response from Dave610Jones | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy, Yes I would take an excursion to the local town. There’s a guy on the beach offers this excursion is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, that’s how you’ll know you have the right guy . Well worth it! Enjoy!!!
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