Tres Palmas Food

Menu Ideas

All Meals served Buffet style and from our Themed Menu

As mentioned being a rental home and not a lodge or hotel do not have a typical menu, see below what we typically offer our guests.  And let us know if there are any food allergies. And a couple things to remember as you plan your meals, (or let us plan your menu) one is we have a great selection of fruits and vegetables here is Costa Rica, so there should be no issues with that part of your cooking or catering experience at the Villa, although obviously not all will be in season year round, so we are dependent on what’s in season.

Meats, The Fours Main Types;Beef we generally will buy for you or recommend just buying Tenderloins, as there are not many local butchers that can cut a great Rib-Eye or New Your Strip, and if the steaks are not aged, they will not be tender. The Tender-loins on the other hand are already the most tender cut of beef, so less chance of a tough cut, and a good bit cheaper here than back home. Pork, most cuts and very tender and we can do a Pork Tender-Loin to make certain, and there are regular pork chops, and there are some Smoked Pork chops that are really exceptional, that are hard to find even back home, so try them one night. Chicken, can be BBQ’d, baked or roasted in our Pizza oven, or prepared in a number of other ways, mostly all chicken in Costa Rica are free range and no hormones, so the meat is naturally tender. Seafood, the Osa has plenty of fresh seafood, and if you’re going fishing and target some food fish to bring back, Sadie is the “Queen of the Seafood Fest”. We can also order Jumbo White Shrimp, Mussels, Crabs and Lobster if in season, down from San Jose, along with a great selection of Fine Wines, Gourmet Bourbons, Cuban Cigars not found locally, just ask Brad and there is a charge to cover shipping costs.

Our Typical Dinners

We offer local Costa Rican meals so our guests have a chance to enjoy something different for the normal USA cuisine. You will enjoy meals that you would find in restaurants anywhere in Central America, a true treat to try something different. Enjoy some Fried Whole fish or Ceviche, fried cheese and sweet plantains, Gallo Pinto at breakfast.  But, after a few days  you want to break it up, as mentioned Sadie is also very accomplished at preparing other dinners, and you can choose some “Gringo” meals that she can prepare for you, from our Themed Menus. And since we have a brick pizza oven, we offer an Italian night that our guests rave about. This would consist of various types of pizzas, whatever you choose, (jump in yourself or let the kids help) comes with some spaghetti or Lasagna (your choice) served with Caesar salad and garlic bread.

Another night you could have an American night that would have steak (beef tenderloins) with a mushroom balsamic glaze, baked or mashed potatoes, salad, a couple types of veggies and some incredible dessert, like Strawberry Mousse, Coconut Flan or Tres Leches. Another great dinner feast night is the Fish night, chicken night or pork chops one night, and we do get some incredible Smoked Pork Chops here that are to die for. So you can have all Casados, but with a different meats daily if you want to keep with the local cuisine, or mix it up with a couple other themes thrown in. And if you would like to dine out, Friday night there is a dinner party at a local hangout called Martina’s or Buena Esperanza,  that serves up some great food, there are also Artisans selling their crafts in kind of a Farmers Market setting and Barbara owner of the Jade Luna Ice Cream famous for her homemade ice cream, another to die for specialty in the jungle…


Tres Palmas is truly exceptional. For those who care about these things, the quality of the construction, the finishes, and landscaping of this property were absolutely first-class. We spent a good deal of time admiring the enormous thatched roof and never ascended or descended the driveway on foot or by vehicle without shaking our heads in wonder that someone constructed that acutely steep path. Nota bene: do not rent an undersized vehicle — follow the guidelines outlined on the website, you’ll be very glad you did.

There’s so much more to tell you, but honestly, Tres Palmas was such a wonderful experience I almost hate to share it. You will not be disappointed.

Jainie C. 5 Stars

This was our 2nd time in Costa Rica; Osa was a new area for us and we are so glad we chose Tres Palmas in every single way. Our entrance to the villa was breathtaking and truly spectacular. The profusion of flowers, the incredible view, the design and the layout was perfect for our group of 12: Ron and I (parents and grandparents) daughter Lara and her husband and 2 teenage girls, son Jere and his son and daughter, Zach and his son and daughter (kid’s ages 4 to 17). It was easy to select the perfect room for us. We really loved all the cozy areas in the large rotunda to appeal to any given constellation of people for games, coloring, reading, napping. The kids loved the pool, there were always fresh towels stacked up for us, we had room on a shelf and the fridge for our groceries and the kitchen was always neat and clean.

Thank you so so much! Ginny & Ron

Ginny & Ron – 5 Stars

The place is very likely THE best place to stay when you are visiting the Osa Peninsula. It is pricey but well worth the money. The view from the property over the Dulce Gulf toward Panama is outstanding. The primary house structure is one of a kind, an architectural marvel, made, seemingly, without a single nail. You can observe animal life right from the house; the place is the one the birdwatchers will die for. Have about a dozen scarlet macaws, few toucans and aracaris, curassows, small parrots, caracaras, white hawks and couple more birds in a view simultaneously is a fantastic experience.

Ivan K. – 5 stars

Our stay at Tres Palmas was too short time we will stay a week!

The photos don’t do this house is a stunner and the staff were wonderful. This was our 4th visit to the Matapalo area and by far the best.

I have never seen so many toucans which are my favourite of all birds.

Thank You Brad and George we had a wonderful stay.

Thank You! – Shelly C.

Brad Shenko • Property Manager • Phone: 321.266.2714 USA • WhatsApp: +3212662714