Overlooking Golfo Dulce, El Gavilán Restaurant features innovating multi-sensory dining experiences in a romantic atmosphere, with fresh organic produce harvested daily from our on-site organic farm, along with organic poultry, locally-caught seafood, and grass-fed Costa Rican beef. Each menu is inspired by the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the authentic local cuisine.

It is an adventure through, scents, flavors, colors and textures that connect the Costa Rican culture with magical dining experiences by providing unique a la carte options, customized fine dining and a premium cocktail and wine selection in an extraordinary natural atmosphere.


With stunning views of the ocean, the jungle, and unforgettable sunsets, El Gazebo is located next to our freshwater swimming pool with smooth breezes, towering palm trees, perfect wines, and cuisine. You will get used to the sounds of animals, the sea and feel completely immersed in nature while remaining extremely relaxed!

Our gracious waiters will help you pair your meal with fine wine from our excellent wine stock. You may also enjoy an ice-cold Costa Rican crafted beer or sample one of our signature tropical cocktails created with premium spirits and local fruit. An excellent selection of specialty coffees and teas are also available for your enjoyment.


Cativo’s Multi-Sensory Adventures for Special and Private Occasions 

  • Personal Chef in the Room: Have your personal chef prepare a private multi-course dining adventure for you and your family or loved ones in the comfort of your room (available only for our Premium PLus Guest Rooms).
  • Candle Light in the Forest: Enjoy a private candlelight three-course dinner under the stars, surrounded by the foliage of the rainforest, the sounds of tree frogs and waves. It is a beautiful memory that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Ask us for our Special Amenities List at reservations@playacativo.com.