Every Bar: Imperial Light
Don't leave Costa Rica without sampling its locally brewed beer! And there are, surprisingly, a lot of local beers to choose from. Imperial Light seemed to be, hands down, everyone's favorite.
Imperial Light is a Light Lager, brewed by Cerveceria Costa Rica, which has about 4.20% alcohol by volume. In my opinion it is much better than it's American equivalent, which would probably be Bud Light.Related to:
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Costa Rica Nightlife
Cities like San Jose that cater to tourists have wild singles clubs, quaint pubs where you can enjoy a locally-brewed beer, discos where you can relive the glitz and funky sounds of the 1970s, and even some karaoke bars. Frequented by both locals and tourists, Costa Rica nightclubs are the perfect place to strike up a conversation and meet some like-minded women looking for a good time. With the positively balmy temperatures, barely clad is the non-official dress code followed by most women in Costa Rica night clubs. This place really is heaven on earth! Many nightclubs in Costa Rica are open until 2 or 3 a.m., and some only shut down when the place clears out, allowing you to extend your night of exploring Costa Rica nightclubs into the early morning hours. We know which Costa Rica nightclubs will make your guys’ night out a perfect one!
Our exclusive services can make your Costa Rica nightlife experience even better.Don’t believe those who tell you that Costa Rica nightlife is boring! Chances are, anyone who says this just doesn’t know where to look. We are familiar with Costa Rica’s night life, and we can show you the best places to enjoy your little section of paradise after dark. If you want to hit San Jose’s hopping singles bars, we can get you in without having to waste time waiting in long lines. If you’re interested in attending a music performance or a play, Costa Rica Nightlife can get you hard to obtain tickets and unbelievable seats.
Costa Rica Nightlife is your exclusive tour guide to the most popular and classiest Costa Rica nightlife hotspots. Costa Rica’s nightlife offers something for all types of travelers. Larger areas like San Jose have tons of nightclubs where locals and tourists go for a good time. If loud clubs aren’t your thing, casinos are also a big part of the nightlife in Costa Rica. Try your luck at the slots or play Costa Rica’s unique version of blackjack! Theater and music performances are another great Costa Rica nightlife option, and daytime attractions like erupting volcanoes, hot springs, and the rainforest are a completely different experience at night. Of course, creating your own Costa Rica nightlife is always an option. It you’re renting a private home, consider inviting your single neighbors or the local gals you met at the beach over for an all night (clothing optional) pool party! Tame or wild – you’re free to create exactly the Costa Rica nightlife experience you desire.Related to:
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El Teatro Nacional, San José: Concert
Thank you Calibanda,
We left for Costa Rica before I saw your reply. However, when we arrived in San José on the 17th we went to the Teatro Nacional and tried to buy tickets. Amazingly, they wouldn't sell them that far in advance! We were told to return el lunes. Of course we expected to be elsewhere on Monday, but they gave us a phone number, and we were able to buy tickets by phone with a credit card. The theater is beautiful, our seats were excellent, and we enjoyed the concert very much. Although the Sinfonia Nacional, although fairly good, is not really the "world-class" orchestra that it was represented to be on one of the forums I had read, it was a very worthwhile experience.
Dress Code: We were dressed casually, but many Ticos were dressed up.Related to:
Scarlett, Best gentleman club in San Jose Costa Ri
I went to Scarlett while I was visiting San Jose, Costa Rica. A friend of mine heard about that club who recently opened. I have to say that I really had a great time. The music and the girls were awesome and phenomenal.
You will have a lot of fun is you go there... trust me! Scarlett is the place to go! on a Friday and Saturday night in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Dress Code: CasualRelated to:
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Beatle Bar Beatles Bar The Beatle Bar Jaco: Jaco Costa Rica
The Beatle Bar in Jaco beach is the Most famous Bar / Nightclub in all of Latin America. The hottest women 7 days a week, the best music, great food, super cold beer, and always packed with tourists from all over the world. No wonder why thousands of people go to vacation and party in Jaco Beach Costa Rica. The place is amazing!
They recently remodeled the whole place. Air conditioning (thank you owners), classy furnishings, and a great new Kitchen. Really cool T-shirts now too !
Oh, also the only place to watch all the NFL Sunday and Monday night Football Games. They have 4 Big Plasma TV's with NFL ticket
Dress Code: Anything you want as long as your wearing something!Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Casinos- Downtown San Jose: Cha - Ching
If you like gambling your in luck! Gambling is legal and there are plenty of casinos to test your luck (or not) at!
Dress Code: Umm no dress code.. just wear clothes. In certain casinos that will make more sense than in others :)Related to:
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Dance the night away
If you are in Puerto Viejo you need to check out Johnies. It is a bar/club located on the beach. They play dance music and have a large dance floor. there is seating outside as well. Very open and you will definately see a wide variety of interesting people. It is a good place to go Thursday and Saturday nights.
Dress Code: Very casualRelated to:
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Don't expect to ring in the new year in a bar: New Years Eve in San Juan
We went out in San Jose with no plan except to find a bar, have some drinks and ring in the new year. As it turned out, all of the bars and restaurants close down at 11:00 pm so that the employees can go out (or home) to celebrate! Good for them - not so good for tourist with no plan. We found a little late night grocery, bought some beer and snacks and headed back to our hotel room. It was at least - memorable.
I can't Recall: Champagne wishes
Beleive it or not, Costa Rica is begining to produce eets own wines. Here I am swimming in a nice cava..later that night I was swimming in my own vomit though from drinking too much. I shall spare you zee details though.
General discos: American music bites the big one
If you find yourself at a night spot where music is being spun, you may also find that when you and your party arrive, the traditional latin beats switch to North American rhythms. Well, if you're North American or Canadian at least.
This effort by local club owners and managers is appreciated as they are trying to cater to their crowd, but c'mon...if i wanted to listen to lynyrd skynyrd sing about Alabama i would've stayed in the states...
I have a point, really. That is...If you find this happening and you'd rather listen to salsa or merengue or just keep the vibe as is dont be shy about telling the bartender how much you like latin music...trust me, many of the locals that are out and about can dance well, and it is truly thrilling to watch them kick up their heels to the beats of latin music.
Plus, learn a thing or two. Maybe you too can Merengue...
Dress Code: casual to sexy
Raices Reggae Bar: Reggae in San Jose
Raices is a very small, very simple bar with a dj spinning Reggae music all the time. There is no live music but the ambience is there. Cheap beers and drinks, you can hear conversation, a nice spot for the university ticos.
Also, if anyone hits this place in their travels i could use a new t-shirt, medium...if ya pick one up , I'll be sure to send ya the dinero and my mail address... :)
Dress Code: Very casualRelated to:
Marisombra: Late night in Manuel Antonio.
Marisombra is right on the beach at Manuel Antonio. It's great. Buy a beer, walk around on the beach. Sit there and people watch if you like. Late night on Fridays and Saturdays, its where the getdown is. Locals come there on the weekends. Doesn't matter what you wear.
Dress Code: Casual would be an overstatement.
Ronnies Place: Little hidden gem
This place is in Manual Antonio. It is a little off of the beaten path but one of the gems of my trip. We arrived and were greated by the first attentive, friendly service I recieved in all of Costa Rica. The decor was great and the live music by 2 local teens was upbeat and fun. My girlfriend told the waiter it was my birthday "without me knowing" The lights went off and out came a delicious piece of banana bread with a candle. The 2 teens bellowed their version of happy birthday the the whole bar chimed in. It was followed by different members of the staff personaly coming up to me and wishing me a happy birthday. It was an even bigger suprise to find out as we were leaving that Ronnie, the owner was our server! Please stop here and take in one the the nicest and most friendly places in the country. A+++ to RonniesRelated to:
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Patio: Leave the light on
Leave your patio light on all night and see what kind of bugs you can attract during the night.
There are all kinds of moths and beetles that will come to check it out.
That is how we got to see this beetle in the picture.Related to:
El pueblo in San Jose is the one of the most active place for locals looking for nightlige. Travellers are well accepted, and you can have a lot of fun, it is like a small village with plenty of bars and restaurants.
Dress Code: Very casual, not the high end type of place.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
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