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With both a disco and casino, Amberes (tel. 2654-4001), just slightly up the hill at the north end of town, is the undisputed hot spot in this area; however, Flamingo Beach Resort also has a casino. You’ll find a mellower bar and lounge scene at the bar of Angelina’s ★, or on the beach at Coco Loco.

In Potrero, there is Perlas ★★ (http://perlas.pub; tel. 2654-4500), a simple concrete slab building with a corrugated zinc roof and mostly open walls that has been nicely decorated. Located on a dusty corner, this is a very typical Costa Rican–style cantina, but it draws a good mixed crowd of locals, expats, and tourists alike.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.