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As a popular surfer destination, Tamarindo has a sometimes raging nightlife. The most happening bars in town are El Garito ★★ (tel. 2653-2017) located about a block inland, on the road leading toward Playa Langosta, and Aqua (tel. 8934-2896), on the main road through town. Other popular spots throughout the week include the Crazy Monkey Bar at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas (tel. 2653-0114), Pacifico Bar (tel. 8705-4762) near the rotunda, and the Dragonfly Bar & Grill, down a dirt road behind hotel Pasatiempo. For a chill-out dance party, try the Voodoo Lounge (tel. 2653-0100), while those looking for a rocking sports bar can head to Sharky's ★★ (tel. 8918-4968). These latter two places are just across from each other, a little up the road that heads to Playa Langosta. The best casino in town is at the Barceló Playa Langosta (tel. 2653-0363) resort down in Playa Langosta.

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