By day, reggae mixes with reggaeton across the treetops to the water's edge, but by night, a more diverse selection of live music styles descends upon Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica. On Fridays and Saturdays, it's at Chile Rojo, where the open-air space upstairs makes the perfect place to lounge starting at at happy hour. Sundays, The Lazy Mon at Stanford's hosts its now legendary Open Jam, where one may luckily catch piano-playing songbird Jessica Chick or a band such as Los Yukas, an eclectic ensemble whose "Riders of Limon" is a wild romp through the Caribbean with a violin and catchy Spanish lyrics. Also on the beachfront but a few hundred meters to the north, Mango Sunset may showcase the likes of the highly spectacular Draska, whose live music fuses ancient West Africa with urban poetry and stars the altered effects of the n'goni, a wooden stringed intstrument that helps produce Draska's deeply spiritual sounds. Down at the very end of the road in Manzanillo, Maxi's Restaurant presents live music on many a night, and it's often a reggae or calypso band that takes the stage and steals the hearts and souls of those in the audience.
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