Most people go out on Fridays and Saturdays, but there are exceptions when the club or bar hosts a discount night, or especially popular, a ladies night. For example, Monday nights in San Jose, Cuartel de la Boca del Monte is a hot spot.Ladies nights are always guaranteed to be popular because ladies get in for free and are treated to free drinks.
One of the jokes that gets the most laughs here in Costa Rica says that the highest cause of traffic accidents is due to men taking their eyes off the road to look at the pretty women walking down the street – this will cause a pileup!
Despite all the ogling, male chivalry is alive and well in Costa Rica (unless you are on the bus).
Monday night at Casino Fiesta in Alajuela and Wednesday night at the Backyard Bar in Playa Hermosa are always packed with party-goers. Some bars and clubs offer discounted drinks and entrance fees for showing up before 9pm, but the crowd usually doesn’t come out in full until 10 or 11. Some places close around midnight while others stay open until 2am, 4am, or very rarely until dawn.
In Costa Rica, the climate of the city you are in and the type of bar or club you are going to will dictate your nightly attire.
However, a male tourist asking where the best nightclub is will be immediately pointed towards the strip club, no questions asked.