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.
Here’s a dance lesson as we speak. My favorite – the Bachata!
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.
Holy Cats do these guys look like a lot of fun! (A little bit of trouble too – I can only imagine!)
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
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.