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“Old and poorly maintained.”
Review of El Pueblo

El Pueblo
Ranked #60 of 119 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: San Jose's nightlife is concentrated in this complex made to look like an old Spanish village.
Heredia, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Old and poorly maintained.”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

It is a shame that this hasn't been better kept. There are many empty shops and it is badly in need of maintenance. It is not a safe area at night.

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South Florida, Florida
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71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great party and dancing...but becareful”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I like to go to El Pueblo on Friday's and Saturday nights. Lots of beautiful women going out to dance and drink. You'll find a variety of bars and clubs inside as you walk through the maze. It really doesn't get popping until 11 or 12 at night. One must be careful going in all by yourself. There are some Colombian types that like to go out there and look for trouble.
A suggestion is when you leave, don't take the taxi's out front, they are there to charge you higher than the meter suggests. Walk out the gate, take a left, and walk up to the main road which is only about 20 seconds from the entrance. Take one of them taxi's.
One must go to El Pueblo during your stay in San Jose!

Visited August 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dangerous”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

It used to be a great place where you could find several bars, dancing, drinking, food, etc. But in the last years has become a place of fights even shootings. Not recomended. Also, cabs there, will try to scam you.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Have Fun And Leave Early”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We had a wonderful night until the young locals got jealous because of the attention that was given to us....the advice of the taxi driver taken, we left around 1am...I am pretty sure we would have been in a serious fight if we would have stayed longer. There are several bars and (small) discos full of locals....very enjoyable to see them party hard!

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
“Slightly shady but very fun.”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Went here on a Saturday night at around 11:00. It's true, the area is pretty dangerous, but our hotel was one block from the place so it was fine. We went into one club that was eventually packed, had fog machines, great music,and free beer after paying for your entry!!! Yeah!!! Had a great time.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Laura k
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