Nightlife

Brewery in West End of Laguna de Arenal

Lake Arenal Hotel & Brewery

If you like beer, consider staying at the only hotel (that we're aware of) that has a microbrewery onsite, mixing up the hops and barley to bring you delicious and unusual beers, such as the LAB chili lager and piña…
Coffee in La Fortuna

Down to Earth

On the road up to La Fortuna Waterfall, this place is all about the coffee, which is brewed from single-origin beans from the owner’s farm in the Dota Tarrazu Valley. There’s no food here, just coffee – smooth, stro…
Pub in La Fortuna

La Fortuna Pub

A new joint just uphill from the town center, these guys are all about Tico artisanal beers, offering a dozen different home-country bottled cervezas. They also brew their own beer in small batches that disappear qu…
Bar in El Castillo

Howlers Bar & Grill

This lakefront bar is a fun choice for a night out drinking in El Castillo. (Good thing, as it’s your only choice.) The American-style pub grub is excellent, as is the cold draught beer. It’s a popular place for the…
Bar in La Fortuna

El Establo

La Fortuna’s raucous sendero bar with an attached disco fronts the bull ring and attracts an ever-enthusiastic local following. The age demographic here ranges from 18 to 88. That’s almost always a good thing. And t…