An example of Chef Eyal's creation

Gingerbread Fine Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica

Call 506-2694-0039 or

10.5343° N, 84.8835° W

Member of Adventure Hotels of Costa Rica

15% room discount 
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Local Artists

Artists that have works displayed at Gingerbread are all local to Arenal and Costa Rica. There is a growing art community around the lake and it is our aim to support those individuals that produce fine art as well as cater to those that appreciate it.

Most of the artwork displayed in Gingerbread Restaurant and Hotel are for sale. Inquire about pricing when you've selected a favorite.

We also offer several wood products hand crafted by local wood workers. Ask about these as well and take a piece of the Costa Rican jungle home with you!


Leona is an accomplished dancer turned fine artist that has a working studio on Lake Arenal. She works mostly on silk with brilliant colors depicting dance as well as flowers and birds. There are 6 art pieces on display and available for purchase. Visit her facebook page

Juan Carlos Ruiz S.

Juan Carlos Ruiz is an active acrylic painter and muralist, he received his art degree in San Jose. Juan returned to Lake Arenal to create his own studio called Casa Del Agua on the family farm. There are 6 to 8 small original paintings for purchase, grouped to compliment each other and make perfect gifts.

Sue Ann Ryan

Sue Ann Ryan creates multidimensional murals and silk paintings. All the murals at Gingerbread were designed and executed by Sue. She works on commission and has many projects going in different places around the world. Find Sue at RYASU Creations.

Coryn Wallen

Coryn Wallen has a bachelor degree of Science in Art. She creates oil paintings inspired from the abundant wildlife here in Costa Rica. To see more of her artwork and photos go to (also available for commissioned work)