Head to the hills for an evening of traditional Costa Rican dancing and dining! A driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to into the hills above San Jose to a restaurant popular for special occasions. An open-air deck and huge windows allow for sweeping panoramic views of the sparkling city lights below. Handmade crafts and historic artifacts decorate the restaurant and picturesque grounds, and you’ll have a chance to purchase a souvenir from local artisan displays on site.
You’ll be treated to an elaborate buffet dinner of Costa Rican specialties with a wide selection of meats, sides, and salads. Prepare your taste buds for authentic eats like chifrijo, a layered dish of rice, red beans, meat, and tomato salsa; olla de carne, a savory meat stew; and chicharones, a deep-fried pork entree. Accompaniments might include empanaditas de queso (cheese turnovers) or the Andean root vegetable salad picadillo de arracache. Be sure to save room for dessert, such as honey plantains, popular rice pudding or bananas with a sweet caramel sauce.
While you dine, watch a traditional Costa Rican dance performance. With live folk music, twirling skirts and dancers decked out in brightly colored costumes, it’s a feast for all the senses! A fireworks show provides a celebratory finish to the evening. A driver will then take you back to the door of your hotel in San Jose.