There are several excellent cafes lining this Boulevard. If you are not in the mood for the crazy Reggeaton style parties on San Martin, Montsenor Rivera is an excellent alternative to sit down enjoy a beer and watch people.
It is a little bit for tourists (of which there are few in Santa Cruz), but the Irish Pub is also very well frequented by the local youth. Centrally located on the plaza de 24 de septiembre, it is a good choice for some music, beer and food
Dress Code: casual
I was extremely surprised at the super busy nightlife in Santa Cruz. I had no idea!
Along the Avenida San Martin in Equipetrol you will find one bar/club after another, music blaring, a constant flow of cars and people. There is not a particular place I can recommend, but if you are into Latin Rock, Reggeaton, or Techno, you will find plenty of options.
The ambience is very young, though, and I am sure that 10 years ago, I would have liked the scene much more. Car radios blaring, teenagers hanging out, you get the idea
one of the only 2 salsa spots in Santa Cruz.
Dancers of all levels get together to dance., mostly cuban style salsa. There is a tiled dance floor that is sometimes slipery if it was super cleaned.
There are salsa lessons now and then
Dress Code: casual to anything
This place has salsa clases on Wednesdays , Thursdays and Fridays from 9-10 by Ernesto
Dancing starts super late. Usually after 1pm.
Some thursdays it gets a crowd but definitively Fridays and Saturdays, dancers from Elequa tend to go to Manizeros around 2am
Dress Code: casual clothing
An Irish pub in Bolivia??? Yes, why not? Cozy, nice decoration, good music. You can have a drink or even dine.
¿Un pub irlandés en Bolivia? Si, ¿por qué no? Acogedor, bien decorado, buena música. Se puede tomar algo o incluso cenar.
Dress Code: Casual