OUR NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT & BAR
A place designed for kicking back, relaxing and venturing into a gastronomic journey through Latin America and the Caribbean. The menu style is shared plates and this is your chance to discover some of the unique flavors of the region. Our award-winning mixology program has also made this restaurant a guest favorite.
DINING AT CHAO PESCAO
Tucked away on the edge of the tropical forest overlooking Marina Papagayo, a lively neighborhood favorite awaits. The open air restaurant offers two terraces with plenty of space to gather and enjoy the lively Latin music. With a menu designed to be shared, a meal at Chao becomes a fun adventure, allowing you to taste your way through the region. Let our mixology team tempt you away from your “go to” cocktail and experience an unforgettable libation infused with local citrus and aromatics.
DINING AT CHAO PESCAO
Perfectly blending in with the landscape, our Tapas Bar with its open terraces, tall wooden ceilings and warm atmosphere is the place to be! The sound of nearby waves will be enjoyed as background music, while the live Latin band or chill-out sounds perfectly creates the moment.
Be sure not to miss our Mixologist preparing seasonal cocktails. The beverage list features Central American liquors, beverages and Costa Rican craft beers.
MEET CHEF KEIVIN
In 2018, Keivin took a life-changing decision to move to Guanacaste, leaving behind his beloved homeland on Caribbean side of the country.
Keivin is excited to share his passion and ideas through the menu he serves at Chao, showing his Caribbean and Latin American roots in diverse and flavorful dishes.
We invite you to meet Keivin in person during the Pura Vida Kitchen class, one of the many activities offered on our weekly calendar.
EXPLORE CHAO PESCAO
Learn how to achieve the perfect balance of flavors or how to mix your favorite cocktails in our popular mixology class. Share an afternoon with our award-winning mixologists and return home with a new passion for mixing.
LATIN LIVE MUSIC
Practice your best dance moves to the beat of Latin music at our live music nights. Chao Pescao is the place to be in Peninsula Papagayo and its Latin nights are everyone’s favorite.
PURA VIDA KITCHEN CLASS
We will share with you the secrets of cooking a Latin American staple, empanadas. Learn to make this savory pastry from scratch, take home recipes and bring the spirit of Costa Rica into your kitchen. Pura Vida.