Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a dive bar, swanky lounge, or all-hours nightclub, we’ve got you covered.

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Aqua Discoteque

  • Dance Clubs

With an oceanfront patio, this trendy disco is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, from about 10 pm, with changing DJs...

Bar Las Brisas

  • Bars/Pubs

This quintessential beach bar is a shack with a covered deck and a view of the entire sweep of Playa Potrero. Service is slow, but the...

Cafe Restaurant Organico

  • Cafes–Nightlife

Every Monday is open mike at this Italian-owned hot spot. The fun gets started around 7:30 and goes late into the night if enough performers...

Chico's Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

Music blasts from the dark, uninviting entrance, but farther back is a brighter, spacious deck with pool tables and dancing. Directly...


  • Bars/Pubs

Local expats meet up at this popular sports bar and grill. It's usually packed during the nightly happy hour (3 to 7), which features...

Crazy Monkey Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

Popular with the older surfing crowd, Crazy Monkey Bar features live salsa music that attracts locals who really know how to move—and...

El Vaquero Bar

  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

After a sunset surf session, pull up a bar stool in the sand and enjoy a craft beer made at the neighboring Volcano Brewing Company.

Father Rooster

  • Bars/Pubs

The best place to enjoy a quiet sunset margarita—or make that a rooster-rita—is at this laid-back bar and restaurant right on the...

Hotel Capitán Suizo

  • Themed Entertainment

For a pleasant Wednesday or Friday evening, try barbecue on the beach at the Hotel Capitán Suizo, starting at 6:30 with a cocktail,...

Hotel El Velero

  • Themed Entertainment

This lively beachfront hotel hosts beach barbecues on Wednesday and Saturday nights, and Taco Tuesday (half-off tacos). The crowd is...