Everyone kept telling us THE place to go on Friday and Saturday nights was Mar y Sombre and they were right! It's right on the beach near the entrance ot Manuel Antonio Park. There is no cover charge and they play music from 10 p.m. until I don't know when ... I left about 2 a.m. All the locals come from downtown Quepos to see and be seen. I had a ball dancing salsa and meringue. The locals were more than friendly and I danced until I couldn't stand the sweat any more. Yes ... you will sweat so just be prepared!
The tourists mostly stayed on the sidelines or on the beach and mingled. The place features a full bar and tables on the beach.
I met some great people on those nights and highly recommend the Mar y Sombre!
Dress Code: Wear something cool. It gets hot -- especially on the dance floor. Most people (and all the locals) were dressed up for a night out. But you can wear whatever you like ... the whole town is very relaxed.
Sunday night is ladies night at a bar and small dance spot that is on the second floor of the building near Christmart. It's just before the entrance to Manuel Antonio Park. The walls had some funky paintings so it's a pretty unique spot. They played reggae music for the first little bit and then they switched to salsa and meringue dance music.
In the office season, this place was the only place packed on a Sunday night. It was a good time and the drinks were free for the ladies.
The locals come out and so the adventurous visitor can get a good dose of pure latin dancing. I had a blast!
Dress Code: You can wear whatever you want to this spot. However, the better you look, the better your attention will be.
There really isn't much to do near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. There are a few resturants that play music and a few discos that I never saw (I think there were in some of the hotels up the cliffs). But I loved the fact that you can go out in your swimsuit or dressed up -- it doens't matter -- and sit and drink and eat and talk. That's all there is to do in the relaxation haven.
Dress Code: Just about anything you want to wear is OK. I ran around in my swimsuit entire time.
This place just opened the week we were there. It used to be called something like Trio Wine Bar. It sits on the second floor, right next to the Blue Marlin.
We had a lot of fun here. It's not really a Costa Rican place, but more like a sports bar. The owner is an American named Mace, who is super friendly and runs a good bar. The prices were pretty cheap, and the food was mostly bar fare, but great. They were just getting the kitchen going but still had the tastiest fresh tuna burgers.
This is a great, safe place to party. You can catch most international sports here, and it has a nice view of the beach.
Dress Code: Anything goes
Manuel Antonio doesn´t have much of nightlife, but there´s one spot that´s pretty good. It´s called Juan Toucan´s. A happening bar with great food just above and to the left of the Marlin restaurant at the opening of park. It´s run by a great Expatriot from Idaho who goes by the name Mase.
Since it´s directly across from the beach it´s a great spot to grab and drink or grub after a day in the water.
The foods great. Everything he makes is fresh. From the Guocomole to the Mahi Mahi sticks, everything on the bar menu is delicious.
You won´t regret going there.
Dress Code: Casual
Manuel Antonio restaurant and bar. Offering you a great dinning experience in Manuel Antonio. Featuring the freshest seafood in town. Or try are great bar (OFF THE HOOK) for drinks, including a giant specialty martini list. We have a world class executive chef with award winning menu. Night life in Quepos Manuel Antonio - Are you ready to party? We offer some of the hottest local band performing nightly.
Dress Code: Casual
Manuel Antonio is the preferred night life spot amongst Ticos and travelers on Saturday nights (the word is that Quepos is the happening spot on Fridays). This is a great open air disco on the beach that has lanterns and tables extending out onto the beach. A good vibe with a great mix of music: reggae, reggaeton, salsa etc. Good mix of locals and foreigners, great dancing and you can get Bamboo (rum and coke) and Imperials for about 800 colones.
THIS PLACE HAS NOW BEEN TORN DOWN BY THE POLICE FOR BEING TOO CLOSE TO THE BEACH. UNKNOWN IF THEY WILL EVEN RECONSTRUCT.
Dress Code: Anything goes