Costa Rica Caribbean Coast Side Puerto Viejo Nightlife
Puerto Viejo nightlife, Costa Rica Caribbean Coast side is as laidback as it gets. From the main road, listen for the loudest music in the air, and that’s where the party is. It may be coming from The Lazy Mon at Stanford’s, especially on Sundays when live bands and DJs take over the system. It could also be coming from Salsa Brava, where locals have created another incarnation of Bamboo, a once-favorite dance club on the water’s edge that burned to the ground several years ago. Warm-up with drinks at Tex Mex, the self-proclaimed “most dangerous bar in town,” which offers two-for-one drink specials including killer Cuba Libres at its open-air bar, and boasts an an-up close view of the local scenery. Sports enthusiasts should seek out the seven flat-screen TVs at The Point in Playa Negra, which also serves burgers and bar food that’s great for soaking up Costa Rican beers.
The colorful lounge chairs at Koki Beach complement its cool vibe and chilled cocktails, while the surfer-casual spot Tasty Waves across from Cocles Beach just south of town is a fine place to drink, dance and make friends with locals, especially on Taco Tuesdays, its most popular night.