• Experience a unique lunch or dinner at Nya Restaurant.

    Fusion of local and international cuisine.

Fine dining at Nya Restaurant in Villa Buena Onda, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste


Located in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. They are not just any meals!


Our aim at Nya Restaurant is to create a unique and personalized dining experience. Our Chef uses fresh local ingredients to create a menu that is a fusion of authentic local cuisine with an international twist. The Chef will also offer recommendations and can make dishes to order (based on availability).


Alcoholic drinks are available, as well as a pool and snacks menu throughout the day for our visitors that wish to enjoy our day pass as well for our Happy Hour and snacks while enjoying the sunset. If you are near Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, dropping by at Nya Restaurant is a must!

We are happy to meet special dietary requirements as well, such as gluten-free or vegetarian needs. Find our breakfast, lunch, dinner and private dinner menus below.

Note: Private dinner only available by booking minimum 24 hours ahead and requires pre-ordering.

Nya Restaurant Recommended on TripAdvisor

Each meal is deliciously made and meticulously plated. All meals are carefully crafted, well balanced and satisfying. It was a true pleasure to enjoy each meal.
Beyond amazing!TripAdvisor User: Bayside

Our Menus

Eat fine and fresh.

If you can’t wait to see what our Nya Restaurant offers, take a look at our breakfast, lunch, dinner and private romantic dinner menus below with gluten-free options too.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Menu – EnglishEspañol

Private Romantic Dinner Menu – EnglishEspañol


Delicious Breakfast Pancakes at Villa Buena Onda's Nya Restaurant

**Menu items are subject to change.**

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Why Nya?

Guanacaste’s natural beauty is unique. Its dry tropical forests are one of a kind, boasting some floral species that cannot be found anywhere else in Central America, such as the Guachipelín, Guanacaste and Malinche trees. At Villa Buena Onda we want you to meet the beauty of nature, its peacefulness, and its true meaning.


If we had to list 5 reasons to come to Nya Restaurant, these would be them:

  1. Fine cuisine with fresh local ingredients
  2. Personalized experience and service
  3. Adults-only environment
  4. Special dietary requirements will be met
  5. Ample gluten-free and vegetarian options



Since the Villa is surrounded by this wonderful forest —and a fabulous view— our rooms were initially named after local trees, such as Corteza (golden trumpet tree), Laurel (bay laurel), Níspero (loquat), Malinche (royal poinciana), Balsa (balsa tree), Guanacaste (elephant-ear tree), Poro Poro (coral tree), and many others. Their leaves and branches house the incredibly diverse wildlife of the area, soothing and sheltering us as well.

In their honor we decided to name our restaurant “Nya,” which means “tree” in the Chorotega language. The Chorotega are one of the indigenous populations that still live in Guanacaste, and from their ancient culture we’ve learned part of the reverence and love for nature we try to uphold at the hotel.



At Villa Buena Onda we always strive to commemorate Costa Rican tradition. More importantly, our goal at Nya Restaurant is to create a unique and personalized dining experience. To achieve this, our Chef uses fresh local ingredients to create a menu that fusions authentic local cuisine with an international twist: fish of the day, vegetables and fruits coming from the local farmer’s market, and even gluten-free dishes to comply with any dietary requirements.



Enjoy every meal with us:



  • Great way to start your day
  • Complimentary plate of fresh fruit
  • Incredible view to Coco Bay



  • Perfect for business lunches
  • Variety of cocktails
  • Day Pass option to access the pool
  • Mid afternoon snacks available



  • Ideal for romantic or unique occasions
  • Happy Hour from 5-6pm to enjoy the sunset
  • Specials available


Private dinner:

  • Romantic dinner in a secluded area of the restaurant
  • Wide selection of wine
  • Exclusive service
  • Note: Private dinner only available by booking minimum 24 hours ahead and requires pre-ordering.


Eat fine and fresh.


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Everything I tried was amazing - there was lots to choose from, and all of the options were delicious. The restaurant does a great job at blending local flavor with my favorite dishes from the US. The service was also great; each of the waiters spoke English and made an effort to get to know you. Overall, it was a five-star experience!
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Our Chef

Our staff at Villa Buena Onda has been with us for many years, and our Chef Gabriel is not an exception. He has been with us since 2009.

This is our Chef Gabriel from Nya Restaurant, Villa Buena Onda Adults Only Hotel

Chef Gabriel has vast experience ever since he started his cuisine career in 1994 in Ocotal, near Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. Starting as a steward that year, Gabriel learned about pastry, bakery and also molecular gastronomy. In 1998 he became a cook, then a sub-chef. He was the expert with salads and cold dishes. Eventually, he continued his development as a Chef in the hospitality industry in 1999.

Today, with more than 20 years of experience in cuisine and 9 years with us at Nya Restaurant, his specialty is international cuisine and he loves shrimps.

Hence, at Nya we will delight your palate with Costa Rican and international fusion cuisine, as well as gluten-free options.

Chef Gabriel and our Nya Restaurant staff await your visit very soon.

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