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 that make Jaco Beach a place worthy of its very own Travel Channel segment.
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.
If you prefer a casual atmosphere, Los Amigos in Jaco Beach is a great night spot for you. With All American bar food, touched by a gourmet flair, 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.
Le Loft is as close as you will get to the South Beach experience, where resident and guest DJs from around the world play hip-hop, various house beats, techno, groove, chillout and even dubstep. Get there a little early and you may be able to bypass the VIP list (unless you’re already on it!).
This American-style casual dining restaurant is open until 10:00 pm and is known for its generous and delicious cocktails, as well as for its Tex-Mex cuisine. Many people load up on margaritas at Señor Harry’s before heading out for a night on the Jaco Beach strip.
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.
Green Room Cafe
The Green Room Café offers the perfect combination of elements for a fun night in Jaco; great food, art and live music set the tone in this space that was created with the purpose of entertaining and offering guests a memorable experience.
Thrumming with good vibes, the bohemian atmosphere is a creative hub set by local and visiting artists. Local bands showcase their talent on stage while clients enjoy a variety of delicious dishes and craft beers, original artwork hangs from the walls hoping to inspire and seeking admiration. The Green Room is the perfect spot to hang out in a beach town that is the definition of Pura Vida living.
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.
Hit the Backyard Bar for sundowners on Saturday, right after the weekly surf contest. It’s a great way to kick off your evening with a beautiful sunset on the beach before heading out for a night on the town. Open daily, this is a casual bar for watching the surf, enjoying live music on Saturdays and eating casual barbecue style food.
Selina’s 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.
Claritas Beach Sports Bar and Grill
Just open till 10pm, this beach side bar 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 suset 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 6pm; right on time to head home and get ready for a night on the town or just keep on going.
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.