We are Dirigo Fermentory: a Restaurant, Brewery and Kombuchery

We are a 100% Costa Rican small business. We are very passionate about providing high quality products, using natural ingredients. Our name "Dirigo" comes from Latin and means "I lead". It is the motto of the state of Maine in the US, where we fell in love with craft beer and kombucha. Back in Costa Rica, we want to share our love for ferments and a little bit of the place that inspired us so much.

Come join the experience!

We love Ferments, from Beer and Kombucha to Pizza. Visit us at the Airport Hotel Restaurant in Alajuela, just a few minutes from Juan SantamarĂ­a Airport, we are the perfect way to start and end your trip to CR. Open every day!

live music saturday night

Located at Hotel Aeropuerto (7 minutes West SJO International Airport) Open daily, come check us out!

Reviews from Customers:

"This is a truly exceptionally good restaurant next to nice, small airport hotel. The restaurant also brews beer.."


"We thoroughly enjoyed everything that we tried here. The Caribbean-style chicken with rice and beans with coconut was phenomenal! The beer was also delightful..."


"Dirigo has been our favorite spot to visit in Costa Rica. The atmosphere is fun and relaxing and the drinks are so tasty! ..."


"This was the first time I ate at this restaurant, and I loved it!! The beer was wonderful! ..."


We want to hear from you!

4 km west of Juan Santamaria International Airport, inside the hotel Aeropuerto