SALSA ~ BACHATA ~ CUMBIA & MERENGUE ~ SALSA ROCKS ~ COSTA RICANS ARE (IN MY HUMBLE OPINION) THE BEST DANCERS IN THE WORLD ~ THEY APPRECIATE THE SUBTLETIES ~ EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT ~ LESSONS? LET’S DO IT!
For years we have studied, admired, oohed and ahhed at the Costa Rican passion for dance.
We offer dance lessons and every Friday night offer you a chance to practice your moves with locals at our infamous Friday Night Pasta Party at the Pearl of the Osa Beach Bar and Grill.
It’s a wild night, where many locals from Puerto Jimenez and the Osa Peninsula come to show off their dance skills, drink a beer, and enjoy their lives.
Costa Ricans are great dancers….
“On weekends rural folks flock to small town dance halls, and the Ticos’ celebrated reserve gives way to outrageously flirtatious dancing befitting a land of passionate men and women, says National Geographic: ‘To watch the viselike clutching of Ticos and Ticas dancing, whether at a San Jose discotheque or a crossroads cantina, is to marvel that the birthrate in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation is among Central America’s lowest’.” Christopher Baker – Costa Rican Handbook and National Geographic
The music is loud from 6 to 9:30 PM (Costa Ricans like it loud!). After that things quiet right down, so you can head off to bed or head into town and keep the party going.
If this experience sounds dreadful to you, we advise you to stay away on Friday nights – every other night of the week is very quiet and tranquilo.
However, on Friday nights, it’s a hoot! We often have 150 Costa Ricans coming our way, bringing their grandmas and grandchildren, boyfriends, cousins, dogs and cats to dance up a storm. We are very dedicated to our dance party night, and believe that we have played a small part in preserving the culture of dance in our community. The night often involves loud music, wild women, beer drinking, late night swims and occasional tequila tastings.