Dont get me wrong, if you are at the Del Ray it is for a reason. Had a great time for the most part as it was my second visit within the year. Rooms are decent and the food across the street is good, close and safe but over priced unless you order the special chicken and rice. My mom used to say that variety is the spice of life, well the spice rack is full other than the gringo/asian flavor. A casino, ok. A Disneyland for men-Yes it is!
If you start a bar tab you are going to be taken advantage of. My bro and didnt realize it the first night and wrote it off to being drunk and having a good time. Then the next day sitting at the bar we overheard another guy telling the same story we told eachother not an hour earlier in our room. But he said it elevated to a point he was told "you will pay the bill or we will call the police and have you arrested".
Later that day I met a guy from out of town but he lived in CR for 6 years, white guy like me. As the day went on we became friends and I truly realized what was going on. As we sat and began to have fun a celebration was was in store, there were two birthdays (employees) in house that day (11-26-11). Well one of the girls asked if we wanted shots, I said sure. Then in spanish the two went back on forth, almost testing us. Then my new friend, let's call him Micheal says to me "the girls think they are going to be able to get there shots through you but think I might be a problem". But as the celebration begins we lost focus on the drinks and enjoyed the drums and dancers for the birthday. After a minute I see 3 shots in front of me, I then left for my camera. When I return the shots were gone. I asked my two friends if they enjoyed my shot and both replied they did NOT get one. Micheal sitting back watching says the drinks got shuffled to other girls behind the bar and drank yet I was charged for them. When I question it they acted confussed as if they didnt understand. As they cashed me out Micheal nervously says it in spanish. WOW what a reaction. Micheal became nervous so we were leaving and all the sudden they wanted to make it right. Unbelievable.....
All I can say is I will go back and I might stay at the Del Ray. If I do I will never start a tab- Pay as you go or you will be taking advantage of. If you pay as you go you will have a great time, if you dont it wont only be the girls getting paid to be #@*$^*.
Out of all the places I traveled and all the people I met in Costa Rica this was the most diappointing experience and the only time I felt I was being taken advantage of!
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