Nightlife in Tamarindo

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Nightlife in Tamarindo

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  • SanjeevShan
    Toronto, Canada42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I signed up for a Sunset picnic in February to celebrate our anniversary. We were in Tamarindo for a month and our usual plan for our anniversary had to be changed and we came across this service and it looked pretty exciting. After booking, to our surprise, the business owner is someone we've encountered in a past visit(she is also involved in the Beach Bungalows, which is a fantastic place btw) so it was a welcomed surprise! Leti was very responsive through the whole process from initial booking all the way to giving us instructions on the day of on where to go.

    When we first got to the beach, we were taken a bit aback as the presentation was beautiful, just like in the pictures. We were greeted by Leti at the beach, where she gave us some brief instructions and left us to it. The setup was really well thought out and you can tell it was done by someone who really put some love and care into it.

    The charcuterie board was filled with plenty of delicious goodies. The ambience that the picnic setup created against the gorgeous waves was surreal. Wished we had more time there, that's how awesome it was. It was a great evening and it was nice to catchup with Leti as well as our evening drew to a close. I would definitely do it again and strongly recommend it to anyone looking to do something interesting, fun and romantic.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • terrieh789
    Reno, NV4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome music, great owners and staff. El Garito's is the hot spot of Costa Rica! The owners and staff are fluent in spanish and english, very friendly and welcoming to all. If your looking for a fun, safe and friendly environment El Garito's is the place!!!
    Returned for another visit. El Garito's is better then ever! Something new, fun and exciting with every return. The owners are always upgrading and provide new exciting entertainment! Put El Garito's on your to do list, you will not be disappointed! Fun, exciting, the night life of Tamarindo! Thank you to all the staff and owners for a great time. See you soon!!
    Written July 25, 2019
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  • cuagain d
    Brooklyn, NY8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On my second night in Tamarindo, I met a couple of people, who were visiting the town for the third time, and they suggested the Higher Ground, as a starting point for the evening. When I entered, I thought i was at a local rooftop bar in NY. They have a dart board, pool tables, and a card table. If you're interested in having a game night with beer, pizza (was excellent), and music..The Higher Ground is your place.
    Written May 13, 2015
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  • Trisha M
    40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place with great music and drinks! I think my friends and I went a little early on a Thursday evening so there wasn’t really anyone there but really cute spot right next to the ocean!
    Written July 28, 2023
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  • John Kinde
    Playa Samara, Costa Rica6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were glad to find this bar to be able to watch the NFL playoff games. Decent finger foods and drink selections for a sports bar. The atmosphere was really relaxing and warming.
    Written January 25, 2021
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  • Rob K
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bar with a very friendly server. I wish I remembered her name but she had short hair. Very nice and knowledgeable and gave us a cold brew mezcal martini that was delicious
    Written January 9, 2024
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  • Bea V
    New York City, NY95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tried to find a place for drinks for our last night in Costa Rica and heard Tamarindo was good for parties. Everything other bar seemed too crowded even in off season or was too expensive after a pricy trip, lol. As an LGBTQ person, I like going to bars of the community the few times I do anyway. Cocktails were cheaper than expected and the Long Island Iced Tea (I forget the name they gave it, but it was after a reality TV show lol) I got was tasty! Also had a queen that night. Everyone seemed super friendly even though my Spanish is terrible. Don’t know how it gets during busy season but def a good bar to consider, tho it’s a bit too small to be a real club! The “kinky time” clip they played gave me a good laugh!
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • texax64
    san jose california1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    i love the coffe costa rica, the girl is very professional and the languages very flued excelent the service and the product
    Written February 18, 2013
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  • Larryboy918
    Tulsa, OK37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome little bar in the plaza. The owner and his wife were working when I stopped for a mule. He made me his twist of a Moscow Mule and it was fantastic. They were both so very nice and helpful. I had a lot of questions about his favorite areas of CR. Stop and have a drink when you visit the plaza!
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • melanie.wilson
    Miami, FL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The absolute highlight of our week! All the stops were gorgeous and the bus was more like CLUB BUS. definitely didn't expect all that!!! Must do!
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • Mario P
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you don’t like confusion plan your overnight stay 5/6 km outside Tamarindo. Or book adjacent private condos. No easy to find nightlife spots, early dinner, a drink and back to your place so choose a comfortable one with pool.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Annika G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The vibe is immaculate, the drinks are so tasty , the music is great and it’s just the perfect place to have fun and a good night with friends!!
    Written February 9, 2023
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