No surprise, but we arrived back in Costa Rica yesterday afternoon. Since the condo in Tamarindo isn't available until later today, we spent the night in Liberia, where there is an international airport serving the many tourist areas in the northwest.
We had dinner at Cafe Liberia, the number one rated restaurant on Trip Advisor. Chef-owner Sebastien Devenelle presides. He is from Reims, France. It was too difficult to start a business in France so he came to Costa Rica and fell in love (as all visitors do). Devenelle opened a restaurant in the oldest building in town, where he serves simple and simply perfect food. My review on Trip Advisor has a description of our meal.
Highly recommended if you find yourself in this part of the world.