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Alajuela - There are 2 listed land-based gambling casinos in Alajuela.

  1. Fiesta Casino Airport Boulevard
    Location: Next to the Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela, opposite Holiday Inn Express San José Airport
    Remarks: Fiesta Casino Airport Boulevard is a new Las Vegas style casino.
    Awaiting update information
  2. Fiesta Casino Martino Resort Spa,
    Automats & Live games casino.Frente al Zoologico de Aves, La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 4060, Costa Rica. Tel: +(506) 2-433-8382, Fax: ++(506) 2-433-9052, P.O.BOX 2203-4050, Costa Rica, Website: www.hotelmartino.com
    Location: In front of Zoo Avenue, La Garita, Alajuela
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: Daily, 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Canasta (Roulette), Caribbean Stud Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Rommy Blackjack, Tute (Spanish card game)
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: Fiesta Casino Martino Resort is undergoing renovation.
    [October 2009 last update]

Conchal Beach (Playa Conchal) - There is 1 listed land-based gambling casino in Conchal Beach.

Jazz Casino Conchal,
Automats & Live games casino.Hotel Paradisus Playa Conchal, Bahia Basilito, Playa de Conchal, Sta. Cruz Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Phone: 506 2 654 4123, 506 2 654 4181, Email: paradisus.playa.conchal@solmelia.com, Website: www.paradisus-playa-conchal.com, www.casinojazz.com
Nearest Airport: Guanacaste International Airport, 45 minutes drive
Minimum Gaming Age: 18
Entrance Fee: Free
ID/Passport: Required
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Roulette, Rummy, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps
Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
Remarks: Jazz Casino Conchal part of the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort. The Paradisus Playa Conchal Beach and Golf Resort is the largest and most luxurious hotel in the entire country of Costa Rica.
[September 2009 last update]

Guanacaste - There are 3 listed land-based gambling casinos in Guanacaste.

  1. Flamingo Casino,
    Automats & Live games casino.Flamingo Beach Resort, Playa Flamingo Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Tel: 506-2-654-4444, Fax: 506-2-654-4060, Website: www.resortflamingobeach.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: Daily, 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines, Electronic Roulette; Live table games: Roulette, Blackjack, Poker
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Promotions, Resort facilities
    Remarks: Flamingo Casino features several gaming tables and over 21 vegas style slot machines and the newest addition, a state-of-the-art electronic roulette wheel.
    [September 2009 last update]
  2. Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino,
    Automats & Live games casino.Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Tel: (506) 2670-0292 / (506) 2670-0438, Fax: (506) 2670-0003, Website: www.flordeitabo.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Roulette, Blackjack, Pay Gow, Poker
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: La Flor De Itabo Hotel & Casino offers high quality Casino with international games of chance and a friendly atmosphere. The Hotel and Casino La Flor de Itabo is family owned and operated, and offers a variety of accommodations including comfortable rooms, bungalow apartments, swimming pool and bar. The resort is only 1km away from Cocos Beach on the Pacific Ocean.
    [September 2009 last update]
  3. Jazz Casino Hotel Tamarindo Diria,
    Automats & Live games casino.Playa de Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Phone: (506) 2653-0031 Ext 500 / 506 / 507, Fax: (506) 2653-0208, Website: www.tamarindodiria.com, www.casinojazz.com
    Nearest Airport: Tamarindo Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Rummy (Blackjack), Canasta (Roulette), Tute (Caribbean Stud Poker)
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: Jazz Casino in Tamarindo Beach is part of the 4-star Hotel Tamarindo Diria.
    [September 2009 last update]

Jaco Beach (Playa Jaco) - There are 2 listed land-based gambling casino in Jaco Beach.

  1. Hotel Cocal and Casino,
    Automats & Live games casino.PO Box 54, Playa Jaco, Costa Rica. Phone: +506 2643-1201, Fax: +506 2643 0036, Website: www.hotelcocalandcasino.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Poker; Cardroom: Texas Hold'em; Other games: Sports Book (open for betting on all sporting events)
    Facilities: Restaurant, Sports bar, Satellite TV, Hotel facilities, 24 hour security, Private parking
    Remarks: The casino is part of the Hotel Cocal, is air conditioned and with complimentary beverages and continuous music.
    [September 2009 last update]
  2. Jazz Casino Hotel Ampola,
    Automats & Live games casino.Jaco Beach, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Phone: (506) 2643-2255, Fax: (506) 2643-3668, Direct Reservations: (506) 2643-1343, Email: reservacion@hotelamapola.com, Website: www.hotelamapola.com, www.casinojazz.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport, 100km
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Roulette, Blackjack, Tute (Spanish card game); Other games: Sports betting
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: Jazz Casino in Jaco Beach is part of the 4-star Hotel Ampola. Hotel Amapola is located in Jaco, a small and lively town, only 58 miles away from San José.
    [September 2009 last update]

Quepos - See San Jose below (Casino Kamuk)

San Jose - There are 7 listed land-based gambling casinos in San Jose.

  1. Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel & Casino,
    Automats & Live games casino.Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, 4581150 San Jose, Costa Rica. Phone: 506 2220 20 34, Fax: 506 2220 20 36, E-mail: san.jose.palacio@barcelo.com, Website: www.barcelo.com, www.barcelosanjosepalacio.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport, 15 minutes drive
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 8pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: 18 Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games (2 roulette & 8 card tables): Tute (Spanish card game), American Roulette (double zero wheel - 0, 00), Rummy, Pay Gow Poker, Craps/Dice
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: The Barceló San Jose Palacio is located in a tranquil part of San José, the administrative, financial, and commercial centre of Costa Rica.
    [October 2009 last update]
  2. Casino Del Rey (Del Rey Hotel & Casino),
    Automats & Live games casino.1st Ave. & 9th St. (one block southeast of Parque Morazán), San José 1017, Costa Rica. Phone: +506 2257 7800, Fax: +506 2221 0096, Email: info@delreyhotel.com, Website: www.delreyhotel.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: was 24 hours, new rules 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Tute (Spanish card game), Canasta (Roulette), Rummy
    Facilities: Restaurant, Sports bar, Entertainment, Hotel facilities, Free drinks for Casino Del Rey patrons playing at the tables, Hotel Del Rey currency exchange open 24 hours
    Remarks: Casino Del Rey is located within the Del Rey Hotel.
    [September 2009 last update]
  3. Casino Kamuk (Casino located within the Best Western Hotel),
    Automats & Live games casino.Central Avenue, Quepos, San José 6350, Costa Rica. Mailing address: PO Box: 18-6350, Quepos, San José, Costa Rica. Phone: +506 2777 0811, Fax: +506 2777 0258, Email: info@kamuk.co.cr, Website: www.kamuk.co.cr
    Location: Central Avenue, across the street from the ocean, City: Quepos, Province: Puntarenas (140 km southwest of San José, on the Pacific Coast)
    Nearest Airport: Quepos Airport, 5 km (Domestic airlines Sansa offers a shuttle service from the airport in Quepos directly to the Best Western Hotel and Casino Kamuk at $5 per person); San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport, 140 km
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free (request a $20 match play coupon at the front desk when you check in at the hotel)
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: was 24 hours, new rules 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Tute (Spanish card game), Canasta (Roulette), Romy, Pay Gow Poker, Mini Bacara
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: Casino Kamuk is part of the Best Western Hotel and is the only casino in Quepos. The word Kamuk comes from the Bri Brí dialect used by ancient local native tribes and means, "white stones".
    [September 2009 last update]
  4. Centro Colon Hotel & Casino,
    Automats & Live games casino.North Side of Centro Colón, P.O.Box 433-1007;, San José 1007, Costa Rica. Phone: +506 2257 2580, Fax: +506 2257 2582, Email: info@hotelcentrocolon.com, Website: www.hotelcentrocolon.com
    Location: Next to the Centro Colón Bldg. 3rd Ave, 38 St. and 40 St.
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Rummy, Tute (caribbean stud), Roulette.
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: The casino is part of the Centro Colon Hotel. The hotel offers a shuttle service, Airport - Hotel - Airport priced at $18 per person per transfer and has to be requetested at the time of making your reservation.
    [September 2009 last update]
  5. ~ Club Colonial Casino Bar & Restaurant,
    Automats & Live games casino. 1st Avenue, between 9th and 11th Streets, San José 1017, Costa Rica. Phone: +506 2258 2807, Fax: +506 2233 3827, Website: www.casinoclubcolonial.com, English version: http://www.casinoclubcolonial.com/English/index.html
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport, 15 km (30 minutes drive)
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: Daily, was from 3pm to 5am, new rules 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: Colones and US Dollars
    Games to play: 125 Jackpot Slots/Video Machines with a progressive jackpot (bets in colones from ¢10 to ¢100 and in dollars from $ 0.05 to $ 0.25), Electronic Touchbet Roulette (bets from ¢10 to ¢100 colones); Live table games: BlackJack, Romy (Rummy), Ruleta (roulette), Canasta (roulette but with a circular wire cage with numbered balls similar to the one used in bingo halls), Tute, Three-card Tute, Pai Gow, Craps
    Facilities: Restaurant (Magnolia restaurant, located within the Casino, 24-hour service, 365 days a year, capacity for 70 people), Bar (Café Colonial, 24-hour service), Group activities (lunch, dinner), Gourmet coffee selection at the Café Colonial, Entertainment at the Sports Bar (open every day from 2 pm), Executive buffet service Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2 pm, International Buffet service Friday and Saturday from 8 pm (for more info on the buffet services send email to: gerenciaayb@casinoclubcolonial.com), Secure parking (70 spaces), Sleep Inn Hotel San José Downtown situated on the North side of the Casino Colonial block
    Remarks: Casino Club Colonial was founded in 1982, at the very start of the casino industry in Costa Rica. In 1996 the casino moved to a new building, which is more spacious than the previous one with more gaming tables, electronic machines, two bars (one upstairs) and the Magnolia Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. The current location is in the centre of the city on 1st Avenue, between 9th and 11th Streets (Avenido Primero Avenido Noveno y Avenido Undecimo San José). In 2005 the company opened a hotel adjacent to the Casino Club Colonial. The hotel is affiliated with the Choice Hotels chain and it carries the Sleep Inn brand. It is the newest hotel in downtown San José, 15 km/30 minutes from Santamaria International Airport - taxi fare approximately USD 15.00, completely smoke-free, with 86 rooms, including 12 connecting rooms, 9 rooms for handicapped guests and 4 mini suites. The hotel is on the North side of the Casino Colonial block and in front of the old street known as "Paseo de las Damas". The hotel facilities include 24 hour front desk service, complimentary full American buffet breakfast, free airport/hotel shuttle service, exclusive non-smoking VIP casino for guests and clients and free parking for 40 vehicles - website: www.sleepinnsanjose.com
    [September 2009 last update]
  6. ~ Fiesta Casino Hotel Presidente,
    Automats & Live games casino.Central Ave Blvd, 7th Street, (P.O.Box 2922-1000), San José 1017, Costa Rica. Phone: +506 2256 1165, +506 2222 3022, Fax: +506 2221 1205, Email: info@hotel-presidente.com, Website: www.hotel-presidente.com
    Location: Hotel Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street.
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport, 17km (15-20 minutes drive, about US$20 by taxi)
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Registration: Required
    Membership: Required
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: Daily, was 3pm to 7am, new rules 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency:
    Games to play: 150 Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Roulette, Blackjack, Rummy, Caribbean Stud (with cumulative jackpot), Three Cards Poker (with cumulative jackpot), Pai-Gow games
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities, Currency exchange, Parking (complimentary for hotel guests), Free drinks and hors d’oeuvres for players every day
    Remarks: Fiesta Casino is located within the 4-star Hotel Presidente. The casino offers hourly raffles available to all guests playing on the machines at the time of the drawing.
    [September 2009 last update]
  7. Jazz Casino West Wing,
    Automats & Live games casino.The White House Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica. Tel: (506) 2288-6362, Toll Free: 954 272 8566, Fax: (506) 2288-6365, Email: info@whitehousecostarica.com, Website: www.whitehousecostarica.com, www.casinojazz.com
    Nearest Airport: San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
    Minimum Gaming Age: 18
    Entrance Fee: Free
    ID/Passport: Required
    Dress Code: Smart/Casual
    Opening Times: 6pm to 2am
    Gaming Currency: CRC, USD
    Games to play: Jackpot Slots/Video Machines; Live table games: Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Tute (Spanish card game); Cardroom: Texas Hold'em, Tournaments
    Facilities: Restaurant, Bar, Hotel facilities
    Remarks: Jazz Casino West Wing is part of the 5-star White House Hotel Restaurant Casino and SPA, Costa Rica.
    [September 2009 last update]

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Useful Information. Useful Information on Costa RIca Map of Costa Rica.
Capital city: San José
Official language: Spanish
Currency: The Costa Rican currency is the colone(s) or CRC. The approximate exchange rate on 6th September 2009 was: 1 EUR = 834 CRC, 1 USD = 585 CRC, 1 GBP = 957 CRC.
General: Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America. Costa Rica, which translates literally as "Rich Coast", is ranked 5th in the world, and 1st among the Americas, in terms of the 2008 Environmental Performance Index. The Costa Rican government announced plans for Costa Rica to become the first carbon neutral country by 2021. According to the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica ranks first in the Happy Planet Index and is the greenest country in the world. The only official language is Spanish. International telephone country code: 506, Internet country code: .cr, Electricity voltage: 110V frequency 60 Hz
Provinces: Costa Rica is composed of seven provinces: Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limón, Puntarenas, San José
Major cities:
- San José (capital city, Costa Rica's most important financial, economical and political centre)
- Cartago
- Alajuela
- Puerto limon
- Puerto Jimenez
- Dominical
Major international airports:
- Liberia (LIR) Daniel Oduber International Airport
- Limón (LIO) Limón International Airport
- San José (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
- San José (SYQ) Tobías Bolaños International Airport
Ports and terminals: Caldera, Puerto Limon
Taxis: Avoid using unofficial taxis – 'taxi piratas' - as several violent incidents involving tourists have been reported. Only take official taxis. Official taxis are red with a triangular sticker and plastic box on the roof with the name and number of the taxi company. Where possible use radio-dispatched taxis. When getting into a taxi, ensure that the driver's identification number, name and photograph are clearly visible on the dashboard, and ensure that the driver indicates the meter. At the airport in San Jose, hotels recommend Taxi Aeropuerto (also known as Taxis Unidos), which are the official taxis of Juan Santamaria International Airport. The taxis are orange colored with the company’s logo painted white on the door. Reservations can be made at www.taxiaeropuerto.com, although the taxis are widely available at the Airport. To book upon arrival, turn left after claiming baggage and exiting the terminal, and you should see the clearly identified window where fare is prepaid.
Casino games: In Costa Rica some casino table games have different names, others have different names and different rules. Roulette in Costa Rica casinos is called "Canasta" and is played with a double-zero layout. However, instead of using a roulette wheel the winning number is selected from a circular wire cage with numbered balls similar to the one used in bingo halls.
Casinos: New gaming laws were passed in April 2008 limiting the opening hours of casinos in Costa Rica to between 6pm and 2am. Many casinos in Costa Rica offer free alcohol to their customers and this must also come to a stop as well as restricting access for minors. Casinos that plan to be built from new since these law changes will have to be at least a 3 star resort with 60 rooms that offer complete services. The casino floor space also must not more than 15 % of the hotel's total floor space and cannot be accessible directly from the street.
[September 2009 last update]

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