If you’re in Jaco for your bachelor party or vacation, you shouldn’t miss the most fun part – clubbing and bar-hopping. Jaco is the best town in the world for a night of mindless clubbing and partying. The nightclubs and dance bars in Jaco come to life around 8 pm and remain open long after the rest of the town has gone to sleep. Here’s our list of the most happening nightclubs and bars in Jaco, Costa Rica (listed alphabetically) for your quick reference.
Black Marlin Beach Club throws some of the most sensational parties and shows in the whole of Jaco. Think sexy lingerie runway shows, girls night out theme nights, and best bikini contests … you get the idea! Music-wise, too, Black Marlin is in top league. The dance floor is busy on reggae nights and hip-hop nights hosted by talented DJs. Since the club is thronged by ticos, you get to experience the local party scene and culture. The club boasts of free cover all night to all customers during select parties and all-night free drinks offers/free entrance nights for ladies.
Location: Opposite Los Amigos
Closes at: 3 am
Jaco Blu sits smack on the beach surrounded by palm trees and makes a picturesque venue for both day and night parties. With more than one pool in the sprawling complex, the club teems with bikinis and cocktails and resounds with chatter and laughter. Should you want some private space, you can opt for VIP tents. You can spot some of the top celebs of Costa Rica among the revelers. If reggae is more your speed, you might want to hit the club on Wednesdays for reggae nights, which go up till 3 pm. The party reaches fever pitch on Saturdays and doesn’t wind down until the sun comes up. Do order food from the oceanside restaurant – it’s among the best in Jaco.
Location: 50 yards away from Jaco strip
Open from morning to evening
Not ready to call it a day yet? Head to Le Loft. Your experience of the night scene in Jaco wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Le Loft, one of the most happening nightclubs/dance bars in the beach town. Rock the night as DJs spin song after song from all the top American favorites. Familiar high-octane music and American drinks give Le Loft a distinct American vibe, which combined with the cool crowd (both men and women) make it a go-to place for a true-blue Costa Rican nightlife. Because of the good facilities and services and the long hours available to party, many visitors choose Le Loft as their first option. The club offers bottle service and a clutch of other premium services as part of their VIP package.
Location: Center of Jaco strip, next to Black Marlin
Closes at: 4 am
A classy-looking and rambunctious sports bar, ManCave on Jaco strip comes alive on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It is perhaps one of the busiest clubs till 1 am. The lounge with brown leather furnishing gives Mancave the feel of a gentlemen’s club. Big TV screens take up all the walls. Excellent drinks, service, and ambience – all add to the positive experience. You can taste the local beer at discounted prices on Thursdays until 11 pm. Both locals and foreigners swarm this place, so a fun night is guaranteed. Even if a laid-back style partying is what you prefer on the days we mentioned, ManCave is the place for you.
Location: Center of Jaco strip, next to Orange Pub and diagonally opposite to Black Marlin
Closes at: 2 am
Remodeled recently, this high-ceilinged bar is a favorite haunt of locals. You’ll find it packed to the rafters regardless of the season. Live music here is among the best in Jaco and the dance floor is perhaps the busiest. Treat yourself to an electrifying performance by go-go dancers. Orange Pub features two of the best podium dancers on Friday and Saturday nights. DJs amp up the atmosphere with hip-hop, reggae, and reggaeton. The drinks and service are top quality. You can take a shot at billiards and table football at the club. Drinks are free for ladies till midnight on Saturdays. It might be a good idea to dress light. Only the VIP side is air-conditioned. Thursday through Sunday are the busiest days.
Location: Jaco center, next to ManCave
Closes at: 2.30 am
Let your next port of call be someplace new. XTC, the brand new dance and nightclub in Jaco, is the latest talk of the town. Beautiful go-go dancers occupy center stage and ratchet up the party fever with their sexy gyrations. Booze is aplenty when the club has special offers of 2×1 drinks/bottles. The discoteque throws themed parties such as Halloween Nights and Ladies Night with DJ-driven tracks. Situated in the center of Jaco, the club offers a scintillating view of the entire strip from its second-floor balcony. Note that XTC is open only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Location: Towards the end of Jaco strip
Closes at: 2.30 am
Parties? Drinks? Girls? If you want it all in one place, there’s no better place than Centerfolds! With exotic pole dancers, cabaret dancers, and special bottle packages, this gentleman’s club offers nothing less than a hedonistic night. Check out their special promotions: you can rent the club for a couple of hours with free bottle service and non-stop stage show for 50 percent less than what it might cost you in Las Vegas. The chic and classy club is spread over two air-conditioned floors – the main dance floor is on the first floor and the second floor is reserved for private parties by VIP guests.
Location: On Jaco strip, next to the popular Mexican restaurant, Señor Harris
Closes at: 3 am
Watch out for this upcoming high-end strip club in Costa Rica. G spot is designed to double down on the “nightlife meets nightclub” atmosphere that will leave you thirsting for more. The owners come with a vast amount of experience in the entertainment industry and, from what we can already see from their social media pages (VIP rooms, live entertainment, gorgeous ladies), this nightclub will be Jaco’s next hottest spot.
Location: Jaco beach
Closes at: 3 am