One of the ways to kick off married life is with a memorable bachelor party! Home to lush wildlife, sun-soaked beaches and nightlife to die for, there’s no other place to host a bachelor party than Costa Rica. With plenty of adventurous activities from water sports on the beach to getting up close and personal to the wildlife, everything that Costa Rica has to offer is sure to get your blood pumping. Party the night away with your friends at nightclubs and pub crawls, and spend the next day indulging in the finest food that Costa Rica has to offer. Planning your bachelor party at this sunny coastal state will certainly be unforgettable! Read on for some amazing bachelor party ideas in Costa Rica.
1. Party the night away on a pub crawl in San Jose (from USD 30.0)
The highlight of every bachelor party is none other than the nightlife. Experience the best of San Jose’s party scene with a pub crawl to the hottest nightlife spots in town. Doubling as a walking tour of the city, soak in Costa Rica by night as you learn about the city’s history with your local tour guide. Down house shots at four bars and clubs of your choice! The best part? Skip the line and the cover charge!
San Jose Carpe Chepe Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Admission
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
2. Explore the rainforest on a river trail in La Fortuna de San Carlos (from USD 152.0)
Take in the lush greenery of Costa Rican rainforest on a safari float, canopy walk, and the breathtaking final stop, the La Fortuna waterfall. Stand a chance to encounter wildlife as you journey through the rainforest, home to monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and caimans. Keep your cameras handy as you’re going to want to hold on to memories of this once in a lifetime tour. End your tour with some hearty Costa Rican fare and locally grown coffee before you’re back in civilisation.
Arenal Volcano River Safari and La Fortuna Waterfall Day Trip
Duration: 7 hours
3. Dine in rustic luxury at HiR Fine Dining in Pinilla
A fine-dining curation in the home of the chef, HiR Fine Dining beckons you to prepare yourself for a culinary experience like no other. Take in your meal on a large wooden table - alfresco style. If you’re lucky, you might even be joined by some four-legged friends! Each of the seven dishes is kept a surprise for the diners, although they are customisable for your dietary needs. Not for the faint of heart, experience this memorable dining experience backlit to Costa Rica’s breathtaking sunset.
HiR Fine Dining
Address: El Camaron, San Jose de Pinilla Guanacaste San José De, Pinilla, Costa Rica
Website: HiR Fine Dining
Opening hours: 5pm - 8pm (daily)
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4. Enjoy a day in the sun in Coco (from USD 105.0)
Located in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa is a popular beach town. With activities ranging from swimming and various watersports for the more thrill-seeking members of your bachelor party, as well as plentiful shady trees and beachfront bars and restaurants, there’s surely something that caters to each person! Spend a day soaking up some rays with an icy drink in hand or get the blood pumping on the waves. One recommended activity is a catamaran tour, which takes guests for an afternoon snorkeling trip, followed by a sunset tour of the coastline. What a way to enjoy the beach!
Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling from Playa Hermosa
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
5. Discover Arenal's natural treasures on horseback in La Fortuna (from USD 62.0)
Take in the sights surrounding the Arenal Volcano on the back of a majestic steed. Journey through Mistico Park, a family-run nature reserve as you climb hilltops. Pause right at the top and you will have a vantage view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake. Follow your horse’s natural tempo and keep an eye open at your surroundings - you will be sure to chance upon some exotic wildlife that you wouldn’t normally see in the big city!
Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
6. Party in modern luxury at Club Vertigo in San Jose
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed One of the most popular nightclubs in Costa Rica, Club Vertigo boasts a dazzling array of events, from guest DJs to themed nights. Party in luxury in a VIP booth with its own dedicated cocktail server or join the rest of the club-goers on the dance floor to enjoy a taste of the Costa Rican party scene. Dress to impress and prepare yourself for a night of pumping house, techno, and hip hop music.
Address: Paseo Colón, San Francisco, San José, Costa Rica
Website: Club Vertigo
Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 10pm - 6am (closed from Mon - Thu)
7. Relax among nature at Tabacón Grand Spa in La Fortuna
Perfect to wrap up a bachelor party of sightseeing, thrillseeking, and partying is a day at the spa. Located in the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, Tabacón Grand Spa is a five-star resort and natural hot spring. The spa boasts spa treatments infused with nature, allowing you to indulge in your treatment of choice surrounded in nature’s beauty. Unique to the Tabacón spa, all the water at the facility is all-natural, and not exposed to artificial heating or chemical treatments. Talk about a rejuvenating spa experience!
Tabacón Grand Spa
Address: Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Website: Tabacón Grand Spa
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
8. Try your hand at chocolate-making in La Fortuna (from USD 30.0)
Want to indulge your creative side and satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than the Eden Chocolate Tour! Spend just under two hours touring the cocoa plantation, learning more about just how chocolate is made. After that, get your hands dirty with the chocolate-making process. Experience grinding and roasting beans, before refining them to more closely resemble your beloved sweet treats. To wrap up the tour, make your own chocolates with the rest of the party! Devour your handmade delights with your friends or bring them home as a unique souvenir.
La Fortuna Rainforest Chocolate Tour with Cocoa Farm Admission
Duration: 2 hours
9. Indulge in exotic beer on a tasting tour in San Jose (from USD 75.0)
A perfect activity for those passionate about new and exciting beers! Follow a local tour guide through Barrio Escalante for a four-hour tour of the best beers that San Jose has to offer. Sample an array of beers at various brewpubs and indulge in traditional tapas, a bar snack that is surely a step up from peanuts and stale pretzels! Also on the tour is Artesanos Market, where you can pick up a few unique trinkets for your loved ones back home. This is truly an unforgettable chance to experience pub culture like a local!
San Jose Beer Tasting Tour
Duration: 4 hours
10. Soak in Costa Rica's natural beauty by going ziplining in Guanacaste (from USD 199.0)
Get you and your party exposed to as much of Costa Rica’s nature as you can absorb. Through this all-inclusive package, you and your company can soar above the treetops of Guanacaste, and get your blood pumping as you try out the giant Tarzan swing! To wind down, explore the jungle in a truly rustic way - on horseback, with your very own personal guide. Finally, reach the last destination on your tour, an all-natural Costa Rican hot spring, and relax after the day’s activities. Wrap it up with a meal consisting of the local fare and you’re ready to head back to the hotel to freshen up for a night of partying!
Guanacaste Zipline, Hot Spring, Horseback Riding Private Tour
Duration: 8 hours
A hidden tropical gem
Costa Rica surely is the place to be on your bachelor’s trip. Home to some of nature’s finest beauty and a wide range of activities to choose from, there is never going to be a boring day on your vacation. A chance to get away from hectic city life, your days can be spent exploring nature, soaking in rich cultural history, or simply lounging on a sandy beach in the day and partying the night away!
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