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1. Posted by zeusgoose (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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I will be in Costa Rica for New Year's Eve (NYE) and am planning the trip now. Does anyone know where a good place to go for New Year's Eve with lots of people in their 20s-30s in either a beach town or city? Is there anything to do in San Jose NYE or would it be better to be in a coastal city? I would prefer the Northwest coast.

I have heard that there are great parties in Costa Rica at this time of year, but am unable to find any info. Any details would be appreciated. Thanks!

2. Posted by ragnhild (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hey, I will also be in Costa Rica for new year. I am going to be with an icelandic family, bur if I hear of any great parties I will let you know ;)

3. Posted by fredchen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

I was in Costa Rica for new years two years ago. All the party is on the beach, there´s not much going on in San José by that time. So i strongly recommend going to beach, most ticos and tourist go to Guanacaste which is on the west side. I was in on Peninsula de Nicoya on a beach near the old "hippietown" Montezuma, it was great.

have fun!

4. Posted by LFD (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Im actually from Costa Rica. It is true that most of the parties are in the beach side. But it also depends on you, there are lots of different things you can do. If you dont have all your plans already set, i would be pleased to help you. My email address is: -snip-

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5. Posted by reidfoster (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y


I'm going to be in Costa Rica for New Year's Eve too....traveling solo and would love to meet up with fellow travelers. Sounds like "hippietown" is the place to be - anybody?

Give me a shout - I don't bite!


6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

If you are in Montezuma, you will have no problem meeting other travellers. They are everywhere there.

I am thinking of going down to Costa Rica for the week after Christmas and New Year's. We are thinking of doing Tamarindo, where I haven't been before but I hear it's quite the party spot.


7. Posted by dandc1975 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I will also be in Costa Rica for New Year’s, traveling solo. Will be there the entire month of December. Looking for cool people and for a good spot to rain in the New Year. Recommendations welcome.

8. Posted by AmandaSara (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y


I'm going to be in Costa Rica too for most of December and New Year's. It's me and my sister (we're in our early 20s), hoping to meet lots of people and have a really good time. I'm pretty sure we'll be on the beach at Puntarenas for New Year's.
Love to hear what anyone else is doing out there for the holidays!


9. Posted by katy_laing (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Hey all!

Myself and my friend Tania (19 and 25) are going to be in Costa Rica for NYE and a few weeks after. We've asked around a bit and apparently the beaches in Guanacaste are the place to be. We've decided to head to Tamarindo for the celebration so if anyone else is thinking of heading there, or wants to catch up with us then just send me a message.


10. Posted by gshukhat (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,

im going to be there for New years and i was hoping to find out where to stay and where to party. I'm looking for upscale hotel with a party scene and a nice beach and beautiful people.. Anyone recommend any places.