Dining & Menu


Our dining room is available for registered guests only. Breakfast and lunch are made to order from the menu options.

Dinner (available by reservation) changes daily allowing us to make the best use of what is fresh and in season. The dinner is also designed to cater for the preferences of the present guests.

We do not have a bar. Guests are welcome to bring their own adult beverages. Every room has a mini-fridge to keep drinks and snacks cold.

Groups or Retreats – For retreats or groups (8 or more guests, 3 or more nights) the meals are often served in family buffet style at times scheduled around the group’s activities. We can create a special menu to accommodate any dietary restrictions or food preferences of the group (we require 2 weeks notice for special menus).

Pre-paid meal packages may be available for your reservation dates, email us to inquire.

Cost of pre-paid packages 2023:

3-meals $40/person/ night +tax

2-meals (dinner & breakfast) $30/ person/ night +tax

breakfast only $15/ person/ night +tax

Breakfast (7:00 to 11:00 am): 

JUICE of the Day – Natural, Homemade with fruit grown on the property

Hot COFFEE made with fresh ground Costa Rican coffee beans

Hearty b-fasts


French TOAST

Custom OMELET served with wheat toast

“GALLO PINTO” rice with beans, eggs and tortillas

HOME FRIES, Eggs and Toast

Light b-fasts

OATMEAL with brown sugar and cinnamon

Egg and Cheese SANDWICH

Fresh Local FRUIT Plate

Two EGGS any style w/ wheat TOAST

Lunch and Snack (12:00 to 3:00 pm):

Assorted sandwiches on locally made bread: Tuna Salad, Cheeseburger, BBQ Chicken or Ham & Cheese

Bean & Cheese Quesadilla

Beef or Shredded Chicken TACOS (MX style)

Hand-cut French Fries

Beans and Organic Brown Rice

Salads with fresh organic and hydroponic vegetables

Mac & Cheese

“BATIDOS” made with fresh seasonal fruit

Chicken Plate served with rice, beans and salad “CASADO”

Examples of Dinners Served at La Ponderosa (6:00 / 7:00):

Fajitas: Chicken, Steak or Veggie

Beef Tenderloin Kebabs

Homemade soups and creative, hearty salads

Lasagna and other assorted Pasta Dishes

Bar-B-Que Chicken (a popular favorite)
Grilled outdoors over a wood fire and basted with our homemade sauce

West Indian Curry with Rice (vegan or chicken)

Fresh Local FISH: Tuna, Mahi-mahi, Snapper, Sea Bass, Snook…

Homemade Pizzas with fresh dough