While it lacks the sophisticated panache of more cosmopolitan countries, Costa Rica can still hold its own when it comes to celebrating after dark. Its all day and into the night street parties are a source of national pride, and some of them are becoming recognized around the world; Fiestas Palamares is an annual event that is second only to Oktoberfest as the occasion during which the most beer is drunk. Those looking for a club scene with dance floor best set their sights on the city of San Jose, where El Pueblo throbs well into the night with a variety of music from a string of establishments that cater to a diverse crowd.
On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica initiated her to the thrill of putting the books and maps aside in order to forge roads less traveled.
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