Jacó is the central Pacific’s party town, with tons of bars and several discos. One standout is the Holy Moly! Disco Club at Croc’s Casino Resort, which features DJs from around the world. This place gets hopping around 11:30pm.
Other options are Juanita’s By Green Room, a Latin bar and restaurant in Jaco Walk with daily happy hours, the Loro Loco, which has live music and DJs; and the Orange Pub, which has live music, as well as pool and foosball tables.
Jacó Blu Beach Club, located right on the beach near the center of town, is a mellow lounge with a pool, cabanas, and restaurant service by day, but at night becomes a fairly raucous bar and dance spot, especially on Wednesdays (ladies’ night). Le Loft, on the main street near the center of town, attracts a more sophisticated and chic clubbing crowd.
Sports freaks can catch the latest games at Clarita’s Beach Bar & Grill, on the beach toward the north end of town.
If you’re into casino games, head to Croc’s Casino Resort, which has a Las Vegas–style casino and the Liquidity Casino Bar.
Note: Jacó has a lot of legal prostitution, and it’s not uncommon to find working women at any of the bars around town. That’s not necessarily a knock against the bar.