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Perhaps the most popular after-dark activities in Monteverde are night hikes in one of the reserves. However, if you want a taste of the local party scene, head to Bar Amigos ((tel) 2645-5071; www.baramigos.com), a large and often loud bar in the heart of Santa Elena. You’ll find a bunch of flatscreen TVs showing sporting events, a couple of pool tables, and occasional live bands. There’s also Unicornio’s ((tel) 5000-4210), beside Sabor Tico, which has a similar vibe. La Taberna ★ ((tel) 8839-5569), on the edge of Santa Elena town, below the serpentarium is a more contemporary club vibe, this place attracts a mix of locals and tourists, cranks its music loud, and often gets people dancing.

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