Entertainment in Costa Rica

More than just a nature paradise, Costa Rica has plenty in the way of wholesome entertainment to keep even the most avid partygoer entertained. There are plenty of places across the country with lots to do especially after the sun sets. Visit the capital San Jose for some of the best nightlife in Costa Rica. However, places like Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Jaco, Quepos and Tamarindo have quite a healthy nightlife as well.

Entertainment at its Best

With dozens of museums, jazz bars and clubs, casinos, restaurants, bars, watering holes, concert halls, fiestas and bullfights, San Jose is the place to be. If you are looking for some good fun, head on down to El Pueblo in Downtown San Jose which is filled with live music, mariachi bands, bars, discos and restaurants.

Also famous for its culture, there are more than 30 museums in San Jose as well as a number of art galleries and theaters. However, if you prefer more fast-paced entertainment then visit the many cinema houses here, where one can watch the latest English blockbusters with Spanish subtitles.

Restaurants in San Jose

Also don’t forget that San Jose is a culinary delight with a wonderful selection of world-class restaurants and eateries that specialize in gourmet food from the world over. The meals offered here are superb and are set amid a stunning environment with an ambiance par excellence.

Play Time at the Casino

For those who enjoy a more daring nightlife, there are plenty of casinos where one can gamble on a wide array of games from Blackjack (known as Rummy) to Poker.

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Nightlife in San Jose

A good place to get information on the concert scene and nightclubs in San Jose is at the ICT Information Building near the Plaza de La Cultura. If you don’t know how to dance then a good option is to enroll in the many dance schools in the city. Terrific places to pick up a few new moves, the dance schools in San Jose offer a wide variety of salsa and Latin dance classes.


If your only entertainment consists of having a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, Costa Rica has a number of spas and health clubs scattered all over the place to soothe and calm the senses. Visit the Arenal Volcano area to soak in the fantastic hot springs here, or have a soothing massage while relaxing on the beach in Guanacaste.

Guanacaste Escape Adventure Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting at $932 per person
Around Beautiful Costa Rica Tour
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting at $1,193 per person
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