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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The Gingerbread Concept

Gingerbread was conceived as a place for people to experience a unique dining atmosphere like no other. We excel at combining the comforts of home with contemporary fine dining. At Gingerbread hospitality is our welcome mat.

My World!

Enter Eyal's world! The view from here is exactly like you see on the left, this is the planet of Gingerbread.

Step away from the crazy planet where the rest of humanity struggles. Here there is nothing to worry you, we'll feed you, entertain you, and provide a place to stay in a "normally" peaceful environment.

Of course, there is the occassional blowout party held here but you'll either stay to enjoy it or find your way to somewhere that suits your level of enthusiasm.

The Restaurant

The restaurant provides a cozy relaxed atmosphere where large and small parties can enjoy patio seating or private booths inside our dining room. The unique menu of International Fusion flavors created by chef Eyal Ben-Menachem makes for an experience to remember.

Every week showcases a variety of "made to order" entrees changed daily with the availability of hand selected fresh local beef and pork. For seafare fresh Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Jumbo Shrimp, Calamari, and the occasional Octopus are delivered to the Gingerbread the day they are caught. Freshness is the key to preparation!

But don't forget the sweets! All of the desserts are homemade with love, ranging from flavors of rich dark chocolate to fresh fruit concoctions bursting with ripeness.

The Bar

The bar is for those looking to refresh with a cool drink, pull up a chair barside or sit back on our lounging couches and enjoy the latest sports, news, and movies via satellite TV.

The selection of beers ranges from national Costa Rican varieties to imports from Belgium and Denmark.

Our wines are selected to compliment a meal; U.S., Chilean, Spanish, and Italian red wines and chilled Chardonnay. Order a bottle or by the glass.

If it is liquor you desire we have an excellent collection of spirits, rums, tequilas, vodkas, whiskeys, scotch, and cordials from all over the globe.

The Boutique Hotel

Our unique rooms and cabinas offer all the comforts you would expect, full baths with hot showers, air conditioning, satellite TV and wireless internet service. Private porches with a pair of wooden lounging chairs are perfect for relaxing while watching the sunset with a glass of wine; or enjoying the morning with our complimentary hot breakfast prepared by Chef Eyal.

True luxury amidst the tropical rain forest on the shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.

Each boutique room displays hanging artwork by local artists that are available for purchase. For more photos of local artists creations look to our Artists page. Each room features themed wall murals created artist, Sue Ryan.

Dinner Reservations

Restaurant hours are 5pm to 9pm, Tuesday through Saturday with the bar staying open later for guests.

Dinner is by reservation through our reservations page, email, or by calling +506-2694-0039.