Central America entertainment

Top Choice Theater in San José

Teatro Nacional

Costa Rica’s most important theater stages plays, dance, opera, classical concerts, Latin American music and other major events. The main season runs from March to November, but there are performances throughout the…
Top Choice Live Music in Guatemala City

La Bodeguita del Centro

There's a hopping, creative local scene in Guatemala City, and this large, bohemian hangout is one of the best places to connect with it. There's live music of some kind almost every night from Thursday to Saturday,…
Top Choice Live Music in Managua

La Casa de los Mejía Godoy

Living legends Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, whose folk-music explorations into the heart of Nicaraguan culture have become church hymns and revolutionary standards since they first started laying down riffs …
Top Choice Live Performance in San José

Mundoloco El Chante

Grab a craft beer and some vegetarian grub, such as stuffed mushrooms, at this super-cute San Pedro restaurant and bar. Then head to the spacious and comfortable backroom for the entertainment, which rotates from st…
Top Choice Live Music in San Salvador

Café La 'T'

The country's finest musicians appear intermittently at this down-tempo cafe set aside from the hullabaloo. Ska, jazz, blues, salsa: just turn up and try your luck. There’s light food, booze and good coffee.
Theater in Panama City

Teatro Nacional

Casco Viejo’s lovely 19th-century playhouse stages ballets, concerts and plays.
Stadium in San José

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica

Costa Rica's graceful, modernist 35,000-seat national soccer stadium, constructed with funding from the Chinese government and opened in 2011, is the venue for international and national Division-1 fútbol (soccer) g…
Live Music in Puerto Limón

Tsunami Sushi

You can't miss this bar, with its big, yellow tsunami sign and Hokusai's Great Wave painted on the side of the building. Probably the hippest spot in town, it gets busy on Saturday night, when reggae artists and DJs…
Live Performance in Caye Caulker

Il Baretto

On the leafy grounds of Oasi, this classy little bar and performance space is an ideal venue to experience some of the talented local musicians and circus acts. Yes, the palapa (open-air shelter with a thatched roof…
Theater in Quetzaltenango

Teatro Municipal

Quetzaltenango's grand neoclassical theater north of the center is the main venue for plays, concerts and dance performances. An elaborate two-tiered curved wooden balcony has private boxes for prominent families. D…