Envisioned as a truthful restaurant with offbeat cuisine, Arbol Restaurant was born on sacred jungle grounds of Boutique Hotel Makanda.

The interior concept of the restaurant was created by a famous design group. Surrounded by a tropical forrest, outlooking the Pacific, Arbol creates a very special ambiance. Mixture of contemporary style and the amazing Costa Rican nature provides a very special experience.

Gastronomic restaurant concept is based on the use of fresh seasonal products from Central Pacific farmers & fishermen and modern culinary techniques. The restaurant offers dishes in which rethought old recipes and familiar tastes unfold in new original textures, forms and combinations.



What our guests say about us
Jordan L

Amazing views, outstanding service, and fantastic food!

We had a couples dinner at Arbol on a Friday night during sunset. Amanda, our waitress, was fantastic and the service from the whole restaurant was outstanding (our waitress even pointed out animals for us in the forest). The restaurant has surreal ocean/forest views and is the most beautiful restaurant we’ve seen in Costa Rica. Highly recommend for any couple or family dinner!
Sally Yo

Great food, beautiful place

We stayed in Makanda Hotel and we enjoyed food a lot! Good variety of dishes, vegan options, organic wine, fresh fish and seafood (my bf was keeping ordering the same all the time haha). The place itself is really beautiful, elegant and stylish.
Mauricio M
Amazing place
It's hard to imagine such a fancy place could exist in the middle of a tropical jungle! The food is excellent! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the ambiance was truly a work of art in architecture and design. We had the salmon and the seafood pasta. The flavor was espectacular and the presentation was beautiful. A bit pricy but is worth it.
Easter Sunday...
Hubby and I came here for dinner and drinks Easter Sunday and we were not disappointed! The restaurant and the views are second to none. If you ever have the opportunity to dine here, we highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.
Giacomo Annibaldis
Yes! If you like a romantic dinner with your Love.. In #Costarica that's the place where do you must go!
John Turner
Absolutely amazing. By far the best restaurant I’ve eaten at in the area. I had grilled octopus and it was incredible. The service is great and prompt. The view is beautiful. The interior is spectacular. 5 stars is a tremendous understatement.
If you want fancy place - definitely go here! One of the best restaurant in Costa Rica. Food is very nice, good cocktails, design just outstanding and amazing service
Waiter Amanda just best ❤️🌹
Alexis Fawx
At my stay at Makanda, i dined at Arbol for breakfast, lunch and 2 dinners.
Breakfast was a choice of continental or hot & came with the room.. Besides the food being delicious and coffee on point one of my favorite parts of the morning was the sounds of the nature in the morning & the view ... just stunning. Perfect way to start the day.
Lunch was met with the same freshness! The scallops on my salad was seared perfectly and so fresh!!! It was like eating direct from the ocean. In fact all seafood is local caught!! For me that’s a plus!! Also Farm fresh ingredients are used in every dish!
Dinner & dessert! I loved the details in the presentation. Little edible flowers ... so beautifully done. My favorite menu was the vegetarian/ vegan options. The flavors were spectacular!!

I highly recommend this restaurant whether you’re staying at makanda or in the area. Its fresh & beautiful! Go watch the sunset !
Rob Brinkerink
Fantastic interior, beautiful open space, tasteful decorations. The menu offers good options (a lot of fish but also several meat options) and our choices were well prepared.
Dom Sila
Very stylish place with delicious food. Wide menu at good gastronomic level. Highly recommended for dinner.
Chris Maynard
Thank you for a fabulous culinary experience in Manuel Antonio.
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