Today is Super Bowl day. And while the day will be just another day for most Costa Ricans, for Costa Rican fans of the NFL and many expats, they will be glued to the nearest screen, be it on a smartphone or tablet to the giant screens in bars around the country, when the Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday at 5:30pm (Costa Rica time).

In the Central Valley (San José) the following locations have some type of Super Bowl party going on. Reservations are recommended.

  • Fiesta Casino – near the airport
  • Casino Colonial – downtown San José
  • Wyndham (Herradur) – Heredia
  • Sportmen’s lodge – Barrio Amon (downtown San José)
  • El Estribo (Santa Ana)
  • Goool (Sabana)
  • Hooters (Escazú)
  • Hooligans (Heredia)

Outside the Central Valley

  • Outback Hacks (Jaco)
  • Monkey Bar (Flamingo)
  • Coconutz (Playa Coco)
  • Byblos (Manuel Antonio)
  • Sharkys (Tamarindo)

The above list is by now way complete. Many bars are hosting Super Bowl parties. Use the comments section below to add your favorite bar.