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Costa Rica Nightlife

Engrossed in Costa Rica nightlife? In contrast to most sizeable metropolitan cities that infact awake soon after 5 p.m., Costa Rica’s Capitol, San José, more or less shuts down after six in the night. But this does not indicate Costa Ricans do not recognize how to experience a very good time.

For the best in Costa Rica Nightlife, from salsa joints, to rock halls, to techno-thumping dance clubs , here is a list of many of Costa Rica’s best nightlife and hot spots.

1. El Steinvorth – “El Steinvorth”

Location: Calle 1, Avenida 1-0, 50 meters north at Wendy’s, San José center

This top Costa Rica Nightlife spot gets top points for interior design and character. Located on the 2nd level of a historical 1907 building, Steinvorth is the kind of nightclub you could picture in New York City. The sounds is mostly de los componentes electrónicos and the masses are hip and happening.

2. La Chicharronera
Find it at: fifty metres southerly of Parque España, San José center

This bar is all Costa Rica all the time. Filled with local residents in their early 20’s, La Chicha is virtually packed with blazing punk-style, funky and a great mix of old fashioned USA rock-n-roll. This is not a comfortable location, more of a hole in the wall. Expect to stand most of your time here since seats are sparce. However its the ideal location for dancing all night.

3. Jazz Café


Find it: near Banco Popular in San Pedro, directly near CIMA Hospital in Escazú

Live music is the thing here at Jazz Cafe! From salsa to comedy nights there is something here for anyone. See who is onstage online or at the club’s facebook page.

4. Club 212club 212 costa rica


Location: San Joaquin de Heredia, In front of the Cerveceria

Humongous nightclub holding up to two thousand patrons, Club 212 is the largest nightclub located in Central America. For the perfect night, get a spot on the 2nd floor VIP area which provides exceptional service and unbelieveably comfy furnishings.


5. Rapsodia Lounge


Getting Here: West of Banco de Costa Rica on Paseo Colon

Situated right under the Paseo Colon this upscale lounge delivers everything for the demanding clientele. Enjoy a high end cocktail lounge as well as a spectacular dining selection and outdoor wonderful outdoor verandas.

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If you find yourself in Manuel Antonio, check out the Club Republik. Found at Quepos, this is your late night hot spot. Wonderful bar, high end furnishings & worldwide Disc Jockeys. In Puerto Viejo, you should check out Stanford’s or Johnny’s Place.

In Tamarindo, check out Crazy Monkey Bar for the fabulous ladies’ night deals and LaBarra for the best in authentic salsa dance.


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