Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica often boasts especially wild times after dark, so if you love to party, Playa Tamarindo nightlife may leave you with memories that keep you returning year after year. A surfer’s mecca, the vibe in Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica is laid back, friendly, youthful, and lively.
For those who love dancing under the stars, beach blow outs, gambling, and live music, Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica will become a favorite destination, whether surfing by day or not. While it is always wise to exercise basic common sense whenever going out at night, Playa Tamarindo nightlife is aimed at tourists and surfers, so it doesn’t pose the same dangers that a rough and tumble port city or remote destination might.
The number one place to be on Saturday nights in Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica is The Big Bazaar, a popular club that hosts a huge beach party every weekend, including a giant bonfire and lots of great music and tropical drinks.
Other fabulous nightlife spots offer fun on the weeknights.
Check out La Bodego, on the little traffic circle in town, and the Monkey Bar, which is located inside the Best Western Villas. The Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas really caters to visiting surfers and is a popular surfing hangout, so if you are looking to hook up with someone who shares your love of a good wave, the Monkey Bar is the place to be.
The Hotel Pasatiempo features a giant flat screen TV for watching sporting events, and often features live music. Set back just a couple hundred meters from the beach in a grove of shady trees, the Hotel Pasatempo is a dependable, mid-price Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica accommodation option as well, and the restaurant and bar on site serves excellent Tex-Mes food and pizza.
A nightly happy hour and a pool table round out the weeknight activities at Hotel Pasatiempo. Whether you are staying here or just visiting, you could do worse than to plant yourself for an evening and relax, inexpensively and among like-minded friends.
If you are into gaming and slots, Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica offers two excellent casinos. The Jazz Casino, located across from the El Diria Hotel, and the casino at the Barcelo Playa Langosto Resort may not be Monaco or Vegas, but they will easily keep even the most experienced gambler happily entertained for an entire week or longer. You decide when to quit.
Finally, if you find yourself awake in the wee hours and craving sustenance, you can show up at Nagui’s Sunset Café at opening and get a filling breakfast that will take the edge off and power you up for a day on the water or a sightseeing tour. Nagui’s recently opened a bar and lounge on the second floor, and has become one of the most popular places in town.
Whether you begin your evening at Nagui’s Sunset Café or end it with a hearty Nagui’s plate of steak and eggs, you’ll find the place just off the beach along the small traffic circle in town.
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