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Festival de La luz, San JoseThose planning on witnessing the Festival de la Luz, Costa Rica 2008 parade this saturday night better dress warmly and bring rain gear. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that a cold front will bring chilly, windy weather and a good chance of light rain Saturday night.

The weather institute said the winds would be their strongest today but the temperature would be colder Saturday. The estimate is 16 degrees C (60 F) during the parade Saturday night but with wind making the temperature seem colder.

The Festival de la Luz parade begins at 6 p.m. from Parque la Sabana. The route is east on Paseo Colón and turning onto Avenida 2 at the Hospital San Juan de Dios and ends at Calle 11. Municipal officials are expecting an incredible million to 1.5 million persons to line the parade route.

To provide security and traffic control thousands of Fuerza Pública, Tránsito, Cruz Roja fire, child welfare and other personnel will work the parade route.

Barba Roja Tel.2777-0331
On the top of the hill, serves a mix of international food with a twist French flavor on some of the dishes. The sunset is spectacular with a pleasant ocean view.

California Restaurant
Tel: 2777-1234
Terrace at the Hotel California serves specials of the day and always offers the catch of the day with grilled fish.

La Luna Restaurant -   Gaia Tel: 2777-9797
The restaurant La Luna is located within the Gaia Hotel and Reserve.  Offering 180 degree ocean views, the menu ranges from tapas to sandwiches and fine seafood.

Jungle Foods
Located in downtown Quepos, this healthy food option offers vegetarian dishes.

La Hacienda Tel.2777-3473
Covered by a garden terrace, this new addition to the area combines Latin American, Mediterranean and Asian flavors into a fusion cuisine.

Kapi Kapi Tel.2777-5049
Restaurante Kapi Kapi is a tranquil respite located on the main road to Manuel Antonio.  The restaurant is only open for dinner from 4-10.  Speciality is seafood dishes.

Ronny’s Place Mi Lugar Tel.2777-5120
Off the main road atop a hill in the mountains, Ronny´s offers typical food with outdoor dining, open air dining and beautiful sunsets in the mountains.

Byblos Tel: 2777-0411
With a poolside bistro and a billfish sportsbar, Byblos offers a wide range of meals from pizza to Mexican style dishes.  Combines dinner with drinks at full bar and casino.

Escalofrio Tel.2777-0833
Located in the heart of Quepos, this Italian restaurant specializes in delicious pizzas and pastas.

Mira Olas – Tel.2777-0811
Located hotel Best Western Kamuk, in Quepos by the waterfront, Mira Olas offers great sunset views and views of the ocean and marina.

Dos Locos Tel.2777-1526
This Mexican style restaurant is located in downtown Quepos across from the bus station.   Offers live music a few days a week.

Bobby D’s Tel: 2777-3202
Bobby D´s serves affordable American style burgers, fries, mashed potatoes, hot dogs and pizza.  Located by the marina with a 2 lane bowling alley inside.

La Buena Nota Tel: 2777-1002
Located just before the waterfront area of Manuel Antonio Beach, this restaurant offers typical bar and finger foods.

Salsipuedes Tel: 2777-5019
This quiet location hidden behind the colorful tropical forest offers tasty tapas.

Wacky Wandas Tel.2777-2245
Located in downtown Quepos across from the Best Western, this air conditioned restaurant and bar offers typical bar fare.

Sargento Garcia Tel: 2777-2960
A sportsbar and grill located in downtown Quepos.  The restaurant offers American style subs, wings and burgers as well as typical and Mexican style breakfast all day.

Sunspot – Tel:2777-0442
A meat lovers spot, the Sunspot specializes in grilling.  Located in the Hotel Makanda By the Sea.

Tropical Sushi Tel.2777-1710
Located in downtown Quepos near the waterfront, Tropical Sushi offers fresh tuna and grouper brought in daily by local fishermen, as well as maki, sushi, and sashimi made with Chilean salmon, smoked eel, and deep-fried soft-shell crabs.

El Gran Escape Tel.2777-0395
On the waterfront street in Quepos Gran Escape offers a wide range of dishes from full salads to burgers, up to fresh catch of the day and fine seafood meals.

Fashion Café  La Dolce Vita Tel: 2777-1843
Italian bakery and deli located in downtown Quepos on the main avenue across from the Best Western.

Bambu Jam Tel.2777-3369
Located on the main road from Quepos to Manuel Antonio, Bambu jam offers international cuisine.  Live music performances on Tuesdays and Fridays for dancers of salsa and merengue.

Café Milagro – El Patio Tel: 2777-1707
Café Milagro – Manuel Antonio Tel: 2777-0794
With two locations, the Quepos waterfront location being the coffee production site, this coffee shop and restaurant offers well presented Caribbean style dishes.  Café Milagro also has a conveneint location on the main road to Manuel Antonio.

L’Angolo Gastronomia Italiano Tel: 2777-4129
Located across the corner from the bus station, this restaurant specailizes in fine Italian pastas and is a gourmet delicatessen.  Each meal is prepared fresh upon order by the cook.

Monchados
Tel: 2777-1972
Offers Mexican style dishes and occasional live entertainment.  Nice outdoor patio to enjoy the streets of downtown Quepos.

Pizza de Marco Tel: 2777-9400
Located near California, this pizza restaurant is a good quick option.

Rancho Leon Tel: 2777-1593
A typical criollo restaurant with a pool is located in neighboring Paquita (2 kms on the road to San Jose).

El Pueblo Tel: 27771003
This local restaurant in downtown Quepos offers typical food and seafood dishes.  Great place to experience the local nightlife  with a circular bar in the middle of the restaurant.

Kukula Tel: 2777-2735
Located in the neighborhood of Boca Vieja towards San Jose, this local restaurant serves typical Costa Rican dishes and seafood specialties.

Mamma Mia  – Mimos Tel:2777-4521
Located next door to California, this popular pizza restaurant offers large pizzas with many fresh toppings.

Soda Coma Bien Tel: 2777-2550
This local restaurant offers the most typical Costa Rican flare in Quepos.  Located behind the bus station and across from the open air market.

Agua Azul Tel: 2777-5280
With some of the best vies of the sunset, beach and national park, Agua Azul is a second story open air restaurant located on the road to Manuel Antonio beach.  Offers large servings of American and Tex/Mex style food.

Espadilla Tel: 2777-2135
This restaurant in Hotel Espadilla is located close to the beach and offers international cuisine.

Balu Tel: 2777-0339
Situated on the beach of Manuel Antonio this sandy restaurant offers local flare all day.

Mariposa Tel: 2777-0355
Located in Hotel Mariposa on top of the hill overlooking Manuel Antonio, this gourmet restaurant offers great views of the National Park.

El Avion Tel: 2777-3378
With its unmistakeable landmark army plane, El Avion provides spectacular views of Manuel Antonio seated atop the last hill before the public beach.

La Cantina Tel: 2777-0384
This open fire grill option offered by Hotel Costa Verde is located down the hill from El Avion and often offers live music.

Anaconda Tel: 2777-0584
This fine dining experience offered by Hotel Costa Verde is set in a location surrounded by the colorful rainforest.

Gato Negro Tel: 2777-0408
An international and Italian restaurant with views of Manuel Antonio and the cliffsides.

Rico Tico Tel: 2777-0777
Within Hotel Si Como No, this upscale seafood restaurant features a poolside bar.

Arenas del Mar Tel: 2777-2777
Located near the beach, this International cuisine restaurant offers personal service.