Sunday, December 27, 2009

Free WiFi @ KOKi Beach

Friday, December 25, 2009

A total success !

Today we had to close our doors briefly at 8.45 after reaching full capacity.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reopening tonight !

We finalized our new covered outdoor dining area and added a lounge area. We are opening tonight and will remain open thru Christmas with a special menu in addition to our a la carte and the same goes for New Years Eve. Come by and check out our improvements

Saturday, December 19, 2009

KOKi Beach review in Tico Times

New Years Eve at KOKi

Celebrate New Years Eve at KOKi Beach. Check out our NYE Menu special.
Regular a la carte menu also available

* baby lobster OR filet mignon roquefort

* Banana Box dessert

* One bottle of bubbles per couple

Only $ 60 / person (tax & tip not included)

Friday, December 18, 2009

new roof cover

In the lull leading up to the Holidays we decided to add an additional roof facing the beach on the upper deck that will shade our guests from the sun and keep them dry during occasional showers. The cover lets thru the light while shield from the heat and traditional cana brava placed underneath will bring the unmistakable Caribbean feel. Our friends at ReciCaribe provided their expertise in repurposing empty wine bottles into beautiful pendant lamps for the new covered dining area. Our trees in the center of the restaurant will remain as centerpiece as always and today a new resident was spotted sunbathing on some stones in our garden by the office - a brown land turtle.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Christmas Dinner @ KOKi Beach

Reserve Christmas dinner at KOKi Beach Dec 24th


* tropical sallad / ensalada tropical

* baby lobster OR filet mignon roquefort / baby langosta o lomito a la roquefort

* christmas cake / queque navideno

* a bottle of wine per couple

$ 50 person (tax & tip not included/ sin impuestos y servicio)
for reservations please call 2750.0902

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

EXTRA EXTRA ! KOKI Beach in the news again !

The winner of the 2009 TRANSAT arrived at 10.30 last night greeted by fireworks, music and a huge crowd in a celebratory mood. The runner up arrived only 45 minutes behind. First time ever a double hull contestant has won the competition ever and the organizers professed their satisfaction with Costa Rica as their goal line. This has put a lot of attention on our corner of the country and KOKi Beach is once again in the news with Art Nautica. Front page no less.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Art Nautica 2009 in the news

La Nacion, Costa Ricas daily newspaper, covered Art Nautica at KOKi Beach.

"Costa Rican artists Mario Maffioli and Fabio Herrera mounted an exhibition at KOKi Beach, Puerto Viejo, in tribute to the southern Caribbean to coincide with the arrival of the TRANSAT boat race in Limon.

The exhibition comprises of six acrylics by each artist produced in large format. According to Maffioli all the works were painted in Puerto Viejo and they see the exhibition as a way to thank the town for its hospitality towards the artists for the last 25 years.

"The works are representative of the area and human daily life and its surroundings and its exuberant nature" says Maffioli

He presents abstract works while Herrera presents figurative paintings. The TRANSAT will enable the artist to show their works to a large number of foreign tourists who visits the area for the competition"

Art Nautica

Last night we opened Art Nautica and a early evening shower didn't stop the enthusiastic crowd from enjoying the works displayed at KOKi Beach.
Artists Mario Maffioli and Fabio Herrera enjoying the evening

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


After yet another blitz trip to San Jose in search of lights, materials and banners for the upcoming Mario Maffioli & Fabio Herrera exhibit we are heading back to Puerto Viejo again. Tomorrow we have a full day with the electrician and installers for the event in preparation for the arrival of the artist the following day. I hope we are able to please the prickly artist but I remain confident.

The Transat is scheduled to arrive on Saturday the 21st but now a sixth contestant, HUGO BOSS, was forced to leave the race today after hitting a floating container 1000 miles from the closest coast. Good thing the boats have waterproof compartments and the crew will be safe despite a two meter gaping hole in the vessel.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Transat 2009

In ten days its estimated that about 5000 European tourists will join 20 000 Costa Rican nationals in receiving the competitors in the french regatta Transat 2009. The port of call is always Le Havre, France, and for the next four competitions the port of Limon is designated as its arrival port. Its expected to take 10 days for the boats to travel the 6000 miles across the Atlantic before docking up on Costa Ricas caribbean coast. Festivities are planned for ten days following the arrival of the 21 boats and some 100 foreign journalists will be covering the event on site. The race takes place every other year and is widely followed in Europe and beyond via satellite and TV during its duration. It is the 5th most watched sporting event in France

Fabio Herrera & Marco Maffioli exhibit

We passed the official one month mark today and we are kicking it off with a tropical depression forming outside of our coast but still no rain here even though the rest of the country is having the opposite.

We are excited to announce that renown Costa Rican artists Fabio Herrera & Marco Maffioli will exhibit their abstract art at KOKi from Nov 21- Nov29. The show titled "Nautica" will coincide with the arrival of Transat, the third most important regatta of world, when some 25 000 tourists are expected to arrive for the festivities.

The dynamic duo have received international recognition and won several awards. The upcoming show at KOKi Beach will display 12 never seen before large works in acrylic and canvas in a natural setting.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a week in the bag

The good news is people love the place and we have tons of people coming back several nights in a row. This weekend was packed and we actually got so busy we had to raid a neighbors restaurant for more chairs in the middle of the night. We still have many important details to work on the most urgent is to finish the long bench on the back wall and another couple of benches for the long tables to provide for the planned amount of seating. A decorative shelve by the bar for showing off the licor is also high on the list. Then we need to move on to cover more of the outdoor areas for those rainy months. We can't always count on our sloth, Patsy, showing up doing a show by passing thru the restaurant or the baby sloth, Janet, doing her daring acrobatics on cue distracting people from the rain. The lounge area up front has become a great hit thats really inviting and what better place to enjoy our signature mojitos.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

first night

Yesterday was the first night we were open to the public. No big announcement, no performers. We wanted a soft opening to give our staff a chance to warm up and not get swamped but guess what. We got packed right away. Our first guests walked in the door at six and our menus were still warm from printer when I stuck them in their hands. Locals as well as tourists from Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Israel and the US all seemed to enjoy themselves. Everything worked smoothly till about nine when a terrential rainstorm rolled in and moments thereafter resulted in a powerfailure. The people seated up front by the beach covered only by umbrellas had to be moved to the covered dining area but everybody got a table. Jorge quickly brought all the torches out and placed them around the restaurant for light and with plenty of candles to go around it was a very romantic setting. And with the rain smattering all around us it made up for the lack of music. A very Caribesur experience. The kitchen runs on gas and the bar was fine so people keept on ordering food and drinks till the rain stopped and the light came back on. A generator is now on top of my list.

Right before closing we had a little scare as one of our resident sloths decided to walk across on the inside of the restaurant ceiling on a beam that holds our metal fans that were running at full speed but quick thinking by one of our waitors, Jose, saved the unsuspecting animal from potential disaster. Its good thing sloths are very slow animals.

All in all the feedback from clients was very good, the staff did great and the night was a success. We have a good feeling about KOKi Beach so we are excited to see what tomorrow brings

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Two private parties later and things have gone pretty well. Only some adjustments when it comes to the lighting and a solution for those occasional windy rainstorms and it will be perfect. Opening our doors to the public on Saturday when people can actually order from the full menu for the first time.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009


The good news the bar construction is really taking off. The landscaping is coming along great and should be done in another couple of days. We are eternally greatful for our metal worker and foreman, Reinell, who got kitchen shelves up and the structure for the entrance stairs ready just waiting for the wood guy to show. Tomorrow we will start setting up the office at KOKi

Sunday, September 13, 2009

crunch time

If we get the gas connected today Monday we will have our first test dinner will be served tonight. It will be so much more pleasurable if the electrician also shows up to grant us light by then. Though we have made amazing progress in a short amount of time we are worried about the slow progress on the bar counter construction. Whatever little has been done might have to be redone. The assembly of the wood pieces on the bar face appears sloppy. This needs to be completed in order to assemble the rest of the bar with refrigerators, blenders, sink and the rest. Meltdown. I hope they pull it together by Wednesday at the latest. This will be a excruciating week.

Thursday, September 10, 2009