Freshly Ground Costa Rican Coffee…

At The Mermaid & The Alligator we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Along with giving you the energy to explore our island, this is also the perfect time for you to meet fellow guests, for us to get to know you, and to help you plan your day or evening.

Breakfast is served poolside underneath a canopy of tropical foliage.   Here you can linger over the morning papers while sipping your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. If light conversation is of interest to you perhaps you could strike up a conversation with a fellow traveler/guest; we have them come from all over the world.

Along with a tempting assortment of muffins and cereals on our buffet, we also provide a delicious hot entrée each morning.  Local health codes prevent us from extensive cooking or frying so we hope you understand we provide the most creative and sumptuous breakfast we can.  If you fancy a breakfast to order, we have a number of restaurants featuring a variety of breakfast dishes, which we will be happy to recommend.

The Mermaid & The Alligator has been voted as serving the best vegetarian breakfast out of 8,500 Inns worldwide.  Breakfast is available 8:30-10:00 AM daily featuring a selection of the following items:


cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, home baked muffins and/or banana bread, hard boiled eggs

Hot entree (we choose and serve one of these each day):

Eggs Monterey, various quiches, sun dried tomato frittata, belgian waffles, banana pancakes, and cinnamon french toast


Costa Rican coffee, selection of gourmet teas, orange juices, and cranberry juice. Water is always available.