NileGuide Expert tip:
If you get there too early, have a seafood appetizer at Papa Pez.
El Pueblo is an all-in-one stop for nightlife attractions in San Jose (with the exception of prostitution, which is available elsewhere). Centrally located within a few minutes walking of the Holiday Inn downtown, El Pueblo is home to many bars, discos, clubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries, most of which are open from 9pm until 2 am. The street is cobblestone and the architecture is colonial style, giving it old-school charm and an inviting atmosphere to wander and explore. A variety of restaurants serve both Costa Rican and international cuisine, but the stars of El Pueblo are the discos, which are liveliest between 11 and 2, when the dancing spills onto the street and Ticos mix with tourists and ex-pats on a mission to have a good time. The younger set flocks to Friends and Infinite Disco, next door neighbors, while a more mixed crowd can be found dancing to live music at Tango and people-watching at Coco Loco. Nowhere else in the country will you find such a diverse group of establishments and entertainment, so if you find yourself looking for a destination in San Jose to experience life after dark, make sure to check out El Pueblo's offerings.