Nightlife in Costa Rica

By: Stephen Campbell

Are you thinking about taking a trip to Costa Rica and can't decide what you want to do during the night scene? Maybe you just don't know what the night scene has to offer.

No matter who you or what you want, you are sure to find something you love about Costa Rica's night life. Casinos, bars, clubs and discos make a night on the town everyone's dream in Costa Rica.

If you are a gambler and love the rich life (or maybe dream of the rich life), than hit the Casino. There are many to choose from. For instance try the Club Colonial Casino Bar and Restaurant, that is located in the heart of the town, San Jose. San Jose, being claimed the nightlife district, you will be sure to find something for the whole family. You can hit the slots, while your spouse enjoys a snack at the Magnolia Restaurant. Or how about meeting some friends at the sports bar or wagering center? The casino has many different games to choose from - Rummy 9, Canasta, Tute, and of course the slot machines.

Not a gambling person? Then how about some pumped up dancing at Bambu, this is where Ticos from all around come to let loose and have fun. Friday and Monday is Reggae nights at Bambu. However, as sad as it is it's generally closed all other evenings. So get your dance craze on while you can!

Maybe you're a Disco person. That's ok, there's a place for you. Infinito Disco is the glitisiest dance place known for its young partying crowd that lasts all night. That's right; the party does not end until dawn.

The Coco Loco is also a great place to hit the dance floor; however the crowd appears more mature here. Here at the Coco Loco, you can meet people from all around the world. However as mature as the older folks seem to be, after a few shots of guaro, you see them just as laidback and goofy as the younger crowd. Also, at the Coco Loco, you can dance all night long if it suits you because they to do not close until dawn breaks.

Maybe you are a little more familiar and comfortable with a gay/lesbian club.
Try Al Despite which is a dance club for those who are more comfortable with dancing with others who prefer the same as they do. This is a club that serves light bocas and is located in San Jose.

If you are looking for a few good bars to drink the night away or hang out with some friends than the choice is clear. Bajarse al Moro, which is dubbed in a fantastic pinkish lighting attracting the night owls to come out and play. The African drumbeats are somewhat louder than most people would like them to be, so you will find a bigger crowd at the back where it is quieter.

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