A modern and contemporary city, San Jose sits in the very center of Costa Rica. An exciting place to visit with excellent hotels and accommodations, top class restaurants, a plethora of museums, cinemas and theatres; this city never sleeps. The nightlife here is exciting and vibrant as well, as San Jose is packed with bars, nightclubs, discos and live music, which goes on till early hours of the morning. Fast paced and cosmopolitan, San Jose is the city to head for if you are interested in having some fun.
San Jose, a Must
If you enjoy the bright lights of city life, then coming to San Jose is a must for you. For those who enjoy gambling and cards, there are around a dozen casinos in San Jose city. Mostly located in the popular touristy area, most casinos in San Jose are part of a large hotel. Nothing like the bright and shiny casinos of Vegas, the casinos here are more informal, with a casual and relaxed dress code.
A variety of card games are played in most casinos, including a Costa Rican version of Rummy. Some other popular games as Tico casinos are roulette and electronic slot machines. One thing to keep in mind is that many of these casino games have their own Tico rules, so it is important that you learn the rules first before you begin to play.
Where to Go
Some of the popular casinos in San Jose include the Barceló San José Palacio Spa & Casino, the Best Western Irazu and the Hotel Presidente. Scattered all over town these casinos not only attract many local players, but plenty of foreigners as well.
The Balmoral Hotel, the Casino Club Colonial, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, the Wyndham San Jose Herradura Resort, the Hotel Radisson Europa, the Hotel Royal Dutch and Casino, the Quality Centro Colon and Crowne Plaza Corobici and the Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino, also have casinos on their premises as well, where you can play a variety of games.