Located in the center of Santa Elena Bar Amigos is very popular with local Costa Ricans (or Ticos as they are more commonly known). In addition to drinks, they also offer a new and improved restaurant menu offering “bocas” (light snacks), tacos, hamburgers, casados (typical Costa Rican dish) pasta and other tasty main dishes. There is definitely some magic going on in this kitchen!
During the day there is more of a relaxed atmosphere with satellite TV and Latin music. Then from 7pm onwards it starts to liven up. In the evening in addition to the food which is served until 11pm there is sometimes live music or a dj and there is always a HUGE dance floor where you can get your groove on. Every Wednesday there is kareoke and you are sure to have a good laugh! If you like to play pool then there is an area downstairs with 4 pool tables, which is open until 12am.
This is definitely more of a local bar for Ticos. Can be a bit ‘rough and ready’ as well as a lot of fun. It is situated opposite the plaza (soccer field) in Santa Elena, on the road towards Sky Trek and the Santa Elena Reserve. The bar offers karaoke on Thursday nights, and live music and dancing from time to time. There are several pool tables available on the second floor and a few tables and chairs where you can sit and watch the locals dancing on the first floor.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12.00pm to 12.00am
Located 2 min walk from the main street of Santa Elena, on the road towards Monteverde, just before the shopping mall. Next to the Desafio Monteverde office and Common Cup. One of the oldest bars/clubs in the area. Good range of drinks and nice atmosphere. Attracts a young crowd wanting to party. Regular live music shows.