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Nightlife Guide to Jacó, Costa Rica

Date Published:
Oct 15, 2018
Nightlife Guide to Jacó, Costa Rica

You’ve had an invigorating day exploring tropical rainforests and the best beaches in Costa Rica. How about some vibrant nightlife by Jacó Beach on your adventure trip? From relaxed beach bars to pool parties and pulsating clubs, the buzzing seaside town has a famous nightlife scene

Keeping it Casual


Are you looking for a place to start the evening before the late-night party scene begins? Perhaps you want to have a relaxed evening out. There are plenty of places for enjoying a laid-back scene. Don’t believe Swell is just a dive bar by its looks. Some of the world’s top surfers have frequented the aptly named watering hole that has games including pool, darts, and foosball. Enjoy early evening cocktails and Tex-Mex cuisine at Señor Harry’s. For a more-upscale and yet unassuming experience, visit Graffiti Restro Café and Wine Bar and enjoy a New Orleans-inspired menu with creative cocktails.

Club Scene by the Sea


Famed for its partying, Jacó is a great place for enjoying a high-energy night out. You might think you’ve entered a Miami hotspot at Le Loft, overlooking the center of town from a second story perch and hosting some of the area’s top DJs in a cosmopolitan setting. For local color, head to Luna Lounge, where the town’s top salsa dancers gather to enjoy Latin rhythms. Party by an oceanfront pool at Jaco Blu Beach Club, an open-air scene that’s popular with well-heeled locals.

Have a Casino Experience


To try your luck with some gambling on a night out head to the Hotel Cocal and Casino, a good spot to enjoy a few cocktails before the town's party scene gets in full swing. By Cocal’s popular pool bar there’s a gaming lounge. For something more Las Vegas-style, check out Croc’s Resort and Casino. With a number of lounges and bars, the beachfront spot has various vibes including Holy Moly, an intimate club with a stage and a dance floor.

Live Music on Tap


From rock to reggae and everything in between, Jacó has a diverse live-music scene. The Green Room Café is one of the most popular spots to catch local acts. Plastered with local artwork and exuding a bohemian vibe, the hangout is known for fusing vegetarian and traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Its stage showcases the region's top talent. A decades-long player on the rock scene, Orange Pub may have changed its name from Tabacón but still puts on some of the town’s liveliest shows. While in the center of the action, Los Amigos Jaco has an easygoing vibe with American-style bar food, sports playing on large TVs and a outdoor seating. On some nights you can catch live music.

Of course, there’s more. A stroll through Jacó’s streets reveals a multitude of nightlife options to satisfy everyone from hard-rock partiers to reggae-loving early birds. Join a pool party, enjoy traditional Latin American food and have a memorable night out on your Costa Rican excursion.