Coco’s Bar ★, a classic Rasta painted Caribbean watering hole and restaurant at the main crossroads in town, has traditionally been the place to while away the nights (and days, for that matter). Cold beer and very loud reggae and soca music are the lures. Just across the street, the two-story Ricky’s Bar tries to give Coco’s a run for its money, and many people ping-pong between the two. Toward the park entrance, the National Park Restaurant has a popular bar, with loud music and dancing on most nights during the high season and on weekends during the off-season. Out toward Playa Negra, the Reggae Bar ★ has a convivial vibe, with thumping tropical tunes blasting most nights. For those looking for something more upscale, the restaurant Ohana (tel. 8889-9668), a 1/2 block towards the beach from Coco’s, has original cocktails alongside sushi and other Japanese fare.

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