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It’s always good to find a place where the locals hang out, where there are good food and drinks. In the Quepos area, that place, the third place, is Cafe Milagro.

“Cafe Milagro is a small, independently owned and operated Costa Rican coffee roaster.
Based in Costa Rica, we are your direct source for premium, single origin, estate grown, micro milled coffees.”

The guidebook I read raved about Cafe Milagro more than once and we’d spotted it when we arrived Sunday evening.  So after a relaxing morning at the beach, we braved the heat (about 90), high humidity and steep terrain to make our sweaty way to the cafe.


All restaurants in the area are open which sounds cool, but in the heat, with no breeze, they’re anything but.  That put cool drinks at the top of our agenda. Shannon chose an iced coffee drink, which was good, but I scooped the pool with my drink of lime with mint. It was incredibly refreshing and good for me, too. Can’t beat that.


On Wednesday morning, after our day of horseback riding and catamaran sunset tour, we had a morning off. We decided that was the perfect time to have breakfast somewhere other than our restaurant, although the food there was good. At Cafe Milagro, the decision about what to choose was tough, but we both went with mango crepes with berry sauce and shared a plate of fresh fruit.  The crepes were bursting with mango and the fruit was fresh and refreshing.




On our final morning, before heading back to San Jose, we went back one last time, this time for lunch. We decided to share the two entrees that sounded best: fish tacos and vegetarian quesadillas. The fish, caught locally, was fresh and tasty. In fact, both entrees tasted as good as they look here.



Besides food, drinks, both alcoholic and non, a gift shop and live music every evening, Cafe Milagro offers locally roasted coffee. Costa Rican coffee is considered by many to be the best in the world and if the aroma that came through the pin-sized hole is anything by which to judge, the taste must be amazing.

When traveling with someone, take large doses of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. 
~Helen Hayes
Good communications is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh