Must-see nightlife in Central Pacific Coast

  • Café Bohío


    Farmed and harvested in Tarrazú and roasted in Jacó, this is some of the finest-tasting coffee in Costa Rica. The small artisan coffee shop in Jacó has no…

  • Fuego Brew Co

    Quepos to Uvita

    In the center of Dominical, with a doorway decorated with two mini-flamethrowers, this sleek establishment with a coffee shop, glistening hardwood bar and…

  • Samudio´s Sunset Restobar


    The best place to sip on artisan mixed drinks and watch the sunset is this mellow, palm-tree-fronted place with minimalist airy design and pops of…

  • Bamboo Room


    This epic hilltop bar and restaurant, with steps painted like the keys of a piano and musical instruments on the walls, has raised the bar for nightlife…

  • Isla Coco's Bar & Grill


    This social hub near the ferry port ticks a lot of boxes: it offers a tiki bar, bountiful seafood, a tour desk, live music (Thursday to Saturday) and…

  • PuddleFish Brewery


    Stationed in the glitzy Jacó Walk, this microbrewery is the city’s first. Try PuddleFish's own rotating brews, like Fatty Knees IPA, The Nut Smuggler…

  • Café Milagro Coffee Roasters


    Café Milagro sources its coffee beans from all over Costa Rica and produces a variety of estate, single-origin and blended roasts to suit any coffee fiend…

  • El Avión

    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around

    Constructed around a 1954 Fairchild C-123 plane (allegedly purchased by the US government in the ’80s for the Nicaraguan Contras but never used), this…

  • Ronny’s Place

    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around

    The insane views of two pristine bays and jungle on all sides at Ronny's Place make it worth a detour for a drink and a tasty meal (mains US$14-70). While…

  • Z Poolside Bistro

    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around

    With one of the longest happy hours in town (noon to 6pm), Z Poolside Bistro is a mellow afternoon drinking spot. Centered around a big pool, you can…

  • Mosaic


    A pleasant open-plan wine bar serving a long list of imported wines from South America and Europe. You can also dabble in potent craft drinks like Malfy…

  • Beer House


    Tucked into a nondescript plaza, this little watering hole features 10 craft beers on tap; it's a welcome alternative to some of the grimier nightlife…

  • El Gran Escape


    This well-established pub offers a good happy hour (runs 4:30pm to 6:30pm) with two-for-one cocktails, plus excellent fresh seafood, sports on the screen…

  • Jaco Bar


    Popular nonseedy 2nd-floor bar on the main drag with daily drinks deals like Craft Beer Mondays, and a good daily happy hour (4pm to 6pm with all drinks…

  • Capitán Moreno


    A time-honored spot for shaking some booty, with a huge dance floor right on the beach. It's popular with a younger Tico crowd. Seafood and ceviche dishes…

  • Cuban Republik Disco Lounge


    Cuban Republik hosts the most reliable party in central Quepos, and has various drinks specials. The DJs get loud late into the night and women get in at…

  • El Oasis del Pacífico


    A popular spot with a lengthy bar and a warehouse-sized dance floor. We hope you enjoy reggaetón.

  • Karma Lounge

    Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around

    Popular gay mingling spot, which is straight-friendly. Usually plays pop, disco and dance music.

  • Tortilla Flats

    Quepos to Uvita

    The beachfront Tortilla Flats is the de facto place for surfers to enjoy sunset beers after a day in the water (skip the food, though). Its open-air…

  • ManCave


    Commonly populated with bachelor parties, this dim lounge is defined by manly brown leather furnishings and a lack of windows. Wednesday nights it gets…

  • Rum Bar

    Quepos to Uvita

    On the road into town, this lively divey spot plays reggae, has live music or DJs nightly and does a ladies' night on Wednesday, when women get free shots…