Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Aqua Discoteque

    Dance Clubs

    With an oceanview patio, this trendy disco is open Monday, Friday, and Saturday nights, from about 10 pm, with changing DJs and live bands....Read More

  • 2. Bar La Perla

    Bars/Pubs

    It’s Cheers in a beachtown where everyone knows your name, even if you’re a tourist. Expats come for the microbrews, the satellite TV tuned...Read More

  • 3. 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...Read More

  • 4. 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 behind...Read More

  • 5. Coconutz

    Bars/Pubs

    Local expats meet up at this popular sports bar and grill. It's usually packed during happy hour (3 to 7), which features a DJ. They also have...Read More

  • 6. Crazy Monkey Bar

    Dance Clubs

    Popular with the surfing crowd, Crazy Monkey Bar features live salsa music, a fire show, and DJs that attract locals who really know how to...Read More

  • 7. 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. Happy hour...Read More

  • 8. 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 on the beach. You can relax...Read More

  • 9. 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, then on...Read More

  • 10. 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 thirtyish...Read More

  • 11. Jazz at Playa Langosta Beach Club

    Piano Bars/Lounges

    Sink into a comfortable chair at this chic poolside lounge on Playa Langosta to watch the sunset over the Pacific and listen to jazz under the...Read More

  • 12. La Lora Amarilla

    Music Clubs

    In the middle of Santa Teresa, this huge disco bar with both live music and DJs attracts locals and the international tourist crowd who want...Read More

  • 13. La Vela Latina Beach Bar

    Tapas Bars

    This is the best spot around for grown-up soft music and cocktails on the beach at sunset, especially with two-for-one drinks from 5 to 7 pm...Read More

  • 14. Lizard Lounge

    Dance Clubs

    At this popular lounge there's Mexican food and dancing every night on a big dance floor. The reggae, techno, and rap beats appeal to a very...Read More

  • 15. Lo Que Hay Bar & Taquería

    Music Clubs

    Live music plays some nights at this friendly bar right on the beach. It's open until midnight and so is the kitchen if you're hungry for a...Read More

  • 16. Mariner Inn Bar

    Bars/Pubs

    This often boisterous bar, thick with testosterone, is the place to be if you enjoy socializing with fishermen trading fish tales. There's free...Read More

  • 17. Micro Bar

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    This tiny boîte of a bar is the coolest place in town, with an Escher-inspired tile floor and hip lighting. Bellying up to the bar is a pleasure...Read More

  • 18. Olga's Beach Club

    Bars/Pubs

    Sunset is the main event in the evening on Playa Pelada, and both locals and tourists gather to watch it here at this beach shack and bar with...Read More

  • 19. Ranchos Itauna

    Music Clubs

    This beachfront restaurant-lounge in Santa Teresa is a fixture on the nightlife scene, with "Sunset Sessions" Tuesday to Sunday, featuring...Read More

  • 20. Restaurante La Luna

    Cafes–Nightlife

    Sip an exotic tropical cocktail or munch on hummus and pita bread while watching the sun set at this lovely Mediterranean restaurant, which...Read More

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