Fun in the Land of Pura Vida

Casa Vieja in Alajuela

Gay bar and restaurant. Nightly specials. DJs and/or drag shows on some nights. Open Mon – Sat 6:00pm – 2:30am, Sun 4:00pm – 12:00am
 2440 8525
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Rick’s Bar and Restaurante in Alajuela

Gay and lesbian bar and restaurant which is “straight friendly”. Full menu plus selection of bocas or come from drinks with friends or meet some here. Located beside Agua Cristal en San Joaquín de Flores, 10 minutes from SJO airport. Open Wed & Thu 7:00pm – 3:30am, Fri & Sat 9:00pm – 5:00am. Closed Mon/Tue. “A different place, for different people.”
 2441-3213, 8328-8297
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100 Celsius Lounge in San Jose

Newly open bathhouse / social club with Lockers, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room with maze, Dark room, Sling room, Glory holes, Porn room, Lounge. Hours Noon – 10 pm daily.
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Al Depiste Bar in Zapote, San Jose

Popular hangout in the Zapote part of San Jose. Well known for the “bocas”, great variety of tasty foods. Live music and activities all the week. Karaoke on Fridays and Gogo dancers on Saturdays.
 2234-5956, Next to Universal, Multiplaza del Este, in front of Mudanzas Mundiales, Zapote

Bar La Cueva del Oso in San Jose

“Bear Cave” is a gay bar for bears, wolves and friends. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 7pm. Next to Pizza Hut Paseo Colon

Bar Margot in San Jose

Small fun, cruisy bar with with mainly blue collar type locals.
 2223 2163,  Calle 2, between Ave 6 y 8

Bochinche in San Jose

Popular Trendy bar for younger types. Mostly locals.
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Buenas Vibraciones Bar in San Jose

Lesbian owned bar popular with both lesbians and gay men. Good gathering place to hangout with or meet new friends. Open 7 days a week
 2223-4573, Ave. 14 between Calle 7 and 9 In front of the parking lot of “Más por Menos” Supermaket in Paseo de los Estudiantes

Castilla Bar in San Jose

Small friendly bar with food served. Primarily lesbian but gay men welcome too. Open daily from 6 pm.
 2221 0656, del Automercado 275 mts Norte a mano derecha tapia verde con una palmera

Cinema 2000 in San Jose

Cinema showing straight porn films but with lots of gay action happening in the seats and other areas. Entry 3000 colones ($6)
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Club El Teatro in San Jose

Trendy Dance Bar. Gay and Mixed. Electro, Pop, Latin Music. Drag and stripper shows. In the former Club Oh space. Open Fridays and Saturdays plus some special events only.
 2256-1003 o 2256-1052
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El 13 in San Jose

Cafe, Bar and Restaurant. Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm Monday to Friday.
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Hispalis Sauna in San Jose

Largest of all saunas in San Jose. Varied crowd with all types of guys. Bar, Restaurant, Cruising Areas, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room. 7 Days a week Noon – 1am. Wednesdays are Naked Nights. Note: saunas in Costa Rica tend to be busier early evening and after work versus late night
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La Avispa in San Jose

Popular dance club favoured by locals. Good age mix and local dance club experience. Sunday afternoons are legendary with a mix of latin disco and salsa.
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Oasis Erotic Massage in San Jose

Erotic massage by men for men. Open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.
 8824 8511, 8648 9504, De la Junta de Proteccion Social 75mts oeste mano izquierda frente a la Soda Lily

Oráculo Bar and Grill in San Jose

Bar with strippers, dark room, DJ. Special events for bears, leather and more.
 7076 1636,  Av 14, 50 m oeste del final del Barrio Chino, frente parqueo

Parque National in San Jose

Downtown central cruising park. Now with free WiFi too.
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Puchos Night Club in San Jose

Popular place with all types and featuring erotic dancers. Darkroom.
** Was destroyed by fire in June 2013 but reopened and remodeled by Sept 2013.
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Venue in San Jose

Lounge / restaurant / disco
 2234 5009, 6027 8297
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Video Relaxx in San Jose

Video booth store with gay and straight films, cruising.

Video Rexxx in San Jose

Cruisy adult movie theater. Open noon to 11 PM daily. Entrance 2500 colones.
 8845 7899, 8847 5920, 75 mts este de la esquina del Parque Nacional

XXX Adult World in San Jose

Sex toys, porn videos for sale. Video booths.
Calle 2, entre Av 5 y 7

Zona Rosa in San Jose

Cruise bar. Very busy with locals. Also has full cinema booths in back with glory holes and dark room. Costs $5 to get a day pass which allows you to go in and out all day.

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