The Costa Rica nightlife is diverse but in general good music and good drinks can always be found. No matter if you will be visiting over the weekend or during weekdays you will always find a special happy hour and a place to go! If your definition of a night out includes just a nice dinner followed by some drinks, in a place with a nice ambiance, our recommendation is to visit El Mercadito. Healthy organic food, hamburgers, Asian Fusion, Vegetarian and Vegan, Latin American cuisine and much more can be enjoyed at this breezy space. At the center of El Mercadito, the Medusa Bar offers a great variety of cocktails and drinks. And, as if that were not enough, the shops with artisan products and local design are great to buy a souvenir or gift.
Costa Rica Nightlife – What to do
For those who are seeking a more active Costa Rica nightlife, out top three choices are:
Sharky’s: This sports bar offers a packed itinerary of specials and events. Look for their $4 daily cocktails specials: Margarita Mondays, Craft Beer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sangria Saturdays and more. The Beer Pong tournaments are really fun and Karaoke Tuesdays are very popular. Watch all games and matches here, NFL, Hockey, Soccer, NCAA, Boxing and more!
Pacifico Bar: Located in the main circle of Tamarindo, this bar is another great Costa Rica nightlife option to make new friends or just have fun. Reggae Nights on Thursdays and Wild Nights on Saturdays are great. Guest DJs set the ambiance often and live Latin bands are also invited to challenge your moves.
El Garito: This is your place if electronic music is your style. The resident DJ is really good and special guest DJ´s will definitely set the tone. A great place to meet locals as well as tourists.
Things to consider
Our concierge will be happy to make more suggestions depending on your special needs and preferences.
To have a great night out we always recommend following some basic safety guides: