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Live music venues

Gourdon, France
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Live music venues

We are travelling to Costa Rica over Christmas & New year and will be spending 4 nights in each of La Fortuna, Monteverde, Montezuma and Manuel Antonio. Can anyone recommend any venues in these places for either live or good bar music please?

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Live music venues

Dear Les Cloches...

Around La Fortuna...the former Volcano Look disco...is a good place...big and loud...to loud for me...but a lot of people most of the time...some times live music ...local tropical music bands...a lot of fun...people really like to dance around there...


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There are lots of excellent musicians in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area playing at bars and restaurants.

At Dos Locos, Benjammin and his band play classic rock and other things in Wednesday evenings. Ben is a great guitarist. Also at Dos Locos, on Saturday afternoons - a group called the Pura Vida Social Club plays.

In the high season La Hacienda has live entertainment several times a week.

Bambu Jam has live entertainment and dancing several times a week - usually Latin Music once a week. Byblos often has Robby Clark and his group on Fridays.

In the last few weeks El Sol - down by the beach next to Marlin's has started

having live music on Thursday nights. Ben was playing with Nancy Buchan, a fiddler who has worked with Jimmy Buffet.

Other places like Gaia and Si Como No and Raphael's Terrazas have guitarists either for happy hour or dinner time.

Barba Roja often has entertainment on weekends,

Thins are always changing. When you get there, ask around and keep you eyes open for signs near the road or flyers being handed out on the beach.

Also pick up a copy of Quepolandia, the free monthy area publication available at restaurants and bars. They usually have a section on the music scene. Check the left side of the page on the online version (Always subject to change - so call before you go to make sure)


pura vida


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My God Raquel...that is a huge list...thank you...I love Jimmy Buffet I will check on that fiddler...maybe I even saw them at a couple Jimmy concerts around Paso Robles California!

Around La Fortuna also check...Lava Lounge...some live music there some times!


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4. Re: Live music venues

Here is a great list I came across about live music venues in Costa Rica hope it helps!


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