Nightlife in Costa Rica can rival that of any cosmopolitan city, if you know where to go and what to do. After a day on the beach or adventurous fun under the Costa Rica sun, Los Sueños Resort visitors converge upon Jaco Beach for an evening out on the town. Many who come to Costa Rica for vacation like to stay at Los Sueños and later head toward Jaco to hit the clubs, bars, pubs, and casinos.
Here are a few of our nightlife favorites in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Be sure to check with your Los Sueños vacation concierge about transportation or for more information about each Jaco Beach night spot.
Public House (formerly Los Amigos)
If you prefer a casual atmosphere, Public House in Jaco Beach is a great night spot for you. With all american bar food, this air-conditioned establishment boasts large LCD screens that evoke a sports bar-like ambiance. Outdoor seating is also available, and quite popular, for those who really prefer a breezy beachtown vibe.
Croc’s Resort and Casino
The gambling experience at Croc’s is like a small, friendly version of a Vegas casino, but right on the beach. The bars and lounges offer a nice variety of domestic and imported beers and liquors, and you are free to play with your American dollars or local Colones at the tables and slot machines.
Graffiti Restro Café and Wine Bar
As one of the hippest restaurants in Jaco Beach, getting a dinner reservation at Graffiti Restro Café and Wine Bar is not always easy, but it is certainly worth the effort. Check with your Concierge to make arrangements. The atmosphere is lively and the menu sometimes changes unexpectedly, but you will be pleasantly surprised at the high level of cuisine that is served in this offbeat restaurant. The wine menu is diverse, and the prices are very reasonable.
The first stage of this mixed-use development was inaugurated back in March 2017 and includes an array of commercial options, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, bars, fitness center, dental and medical services, among others. Open-air shopping and an ecological trail make Jaco Walk a very pleasant place to spend a fun evening on the town. The project has two more stages upcoming, one which will include a 56-room boutique hotel and the last one will feature a beach club, residential area, and 120-room hotel.
Selina Beach Bar
Great for sunset sundowners, Selina Beachfront Bar is the perfect evening starter location as its right on the beach just off of town center in Jaco Beach.
Clarita's Beach Sports Bar and Grill
Just open till 10 pm, this beach sidebar is great for casual open-air drinking and dining right on the beach in Jaco. Good food, great pizza, ice-cold beer, and beachy vibes make this a fun place to hang from sunset on. Thursday is fun for Latin music and dancing under the stars to reggae, salsa and merengue. Friday is Karaoke night. Saturday is live music and Sundays feature Clarita's world-famous calypso band 'Dun Worry. Oh, and yes, the football game will be on!
Tiki Bar is a beachfront bar with happy hour drink specials and spectacular sunsets located in Laguna Resort in right in Jaco. Get there early, though, to enjoy drinks and sunset because they close at 6 pm; right on time to head home and get ready for a night on the town or just keep ongoing.
Rancho & Bar Tangeri
With its beachfront location, the Rancho Bar Tangeri is great for lunch, afternoon drinks, sunset cocktails, and dinner. Situated on the Hotel Tangeri property, this great little restaurant and bar is located right in Jaco.
If live music is what you’re after, than Jaco Bar is the place to be. With live bands and singers almost every night, daily drink specials, and great bar grub, Jaco Bar can deliver it all for your night out on the town. Want to know who’s playing? Just hit up their website for a weekly roster of who’s playing.
If you’ve been craving to buy into a Texas Hold-em tournament or sit down at a Black Jack or Rummy table, then the air-conditioned Casino and Sports Bar that Hotel Cocal offers is the perfect place for you to have a cigar and let off some steam.
Located right on the beach at Playa Hermosa. This place offers great food and smoothies. If you are looking to have some sunset cocktails this is the place. There is also live music some days a week. This is the place to be on Sunday night where there's live DJ and a big party scene right on the beach.