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Costa Rica Night Life

Vacation in Costa Rica- Where’s the Party?


Party momentWith the 4th of July just around the corner, we got to thinking about party time in Costa Rica.

There are those who come to Costa Rica to have adventures – to ride horseback through the mountains, zipline through the rainforest canopy, or go crocodile watching. There are others who go to relax – to lounge on the beach, enjoy cocktails and a tropical view on a balcony, or indulge in a massage. And then, there are those who come to party.

Costa Rica is a great place to live it up. If there is one thing that Costa Ricans know how to do, it’s have a good time – and they do it with flair, and with a laid-back, breezy attitude that makes you feel right at home.

If you are headed to Costa Rica to meet some great people, eat some great food and have a great time, we have the perfect places for you.

Jaco Beach

Located just minutes from the Los Sueños Resort, Jaco is a small beach town with a laid-back vibe. During the day, Jaco welcomes surfers, travelers and locals to its beaches, shops and restaurants. But it comes alive at night, with thousands of visitors coming from local cities, the U.S., Canada, and even around the world to take part in the town’s legendary nightlife scene.

The party doesn’t really start until around 11, when the crowds begin heading from one hot spot to another, and it doesn’t end until dawn. There are venues for every taste, from high-end, velvet-rope clubs to dance clubs or laid-back pubs.

Santa Teresa – Mal Pais

Santa Teresa, Mal Pais and Playa Carmen feature great nightlife options, with beach clubs for dancing under the moon all night, and bars with live music. Most of the venues are popular hangout spots for locals, so you’re sure to experience a true Costa Rican party vibe. There are a couple of great dance clubs here, so it’s the perfect place to dance the night away.


Packed with clubs, bars and restaurants, Tamarindo is well known for its nightlife, and has some of the most options for things to do. This is an extremely popular party spot, and the crowds tend to drift from one venue to another depending on the night. Your best bet is to ask the locals – they will give you a head’s up to the best places.

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo features a really diverse collection of restaurants, bars and pubs. From spicy sushi, to Spanish charcuterie and to authentic Caribbean cuisine, there is much to tempt the palate. And whether you are up for a Reggae party on the beach, fish and chips at a genuine Irish pub, or a beer and a movie, there’s something here for you. The bars open at noon and don’t close until dawn, so you can party any time.

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