However, a male tourist asking where the best nightclub is will be immediately pointed towards the strip club, no questions asked.
It is not acceptable for them to bring a date home to spend the night, no matter how old they are or whether they are a woman or a man.
Plus the atmosphere of the bar and clubs are more sophisticated, lending to more formal attire than flip flops and bathing suits.
To fit in with the locals in any town, you will want to dress a lot sharper with a nice top or dress, nice jeans or skirt, and shoes or high heels.
Types of music commonly heard in Costa Rican bars and clubs are house, hip hop, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and popular rock music from the 80's and 90's. In all towns, you can find fun karaoke bars with amateurs or make your way to San Jose to find serious karaoke clubs with professional singers belting out the English and Spanish hits.
It is socially acceptable for guys and girls to ask each other to dance, and it is okay to dance close together.