Top 5 Places to Party in Costa Rica on Halloween
Woo-hoooo! – TOP 5 PLACES TO GO ON HALLOWEEN, COSTA RICA!
by Jackie & Natalie, Editor´s for PVG
And costumed creatures
the strangest I’ve seen,
are knocking on doors
’cause tonight’s Halloween!”
Just before you make plans for the spookiest night of the year, we thought to give you 5 of our top random picks you might not know about the legend of Halloween. So on behalf of Pura Vida Guide, we wish all of Costa Rica, the best fun and scariest time ever and steer clear of those hooting owls…..tu-whit tu-whoo !!
LEGEND HAS IT no.1
In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call on Halloween night meant that someone was about to die.
LEGEND HAS IT no.2
According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.
LEGEND HAS IT no.3
The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.
LEGEND HAS IT no.4
According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.
LEGEND HAS IT no.5
Dressing up as ghouls and other spooks originated from the ancient Celtic tradition of townspeople disguising themselves as demons and spirits. The Celts believed that disguising themselves this way would allow them to escape the notice of the real spirits wandering the streets during Samhain.
TOP 5 OF THE BEST HALLOWEEN 2015
#1. 8ctavo Roof Top
When & Where: Saturday Night at 9PM. Come and be a part of the Freak Show! Bring your best costume – whether dressed as Jack Sparrow ready to fight pirates or Laura Chinchilla ready to take on a local statesman, the wonderful staff at 8ctavo will be ready to serve all you Ghouls and Witches! What better way to spend All Hallows’ Eve than on the rooftop of a gorgeous venue at the Sheraton Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica? For all who skinny onto the event check the 8ctavo Facebook page….. and a little birdie suggests the PVG staff may very well see you there! For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640846099466391/
#2 Club Vertigo
When & Where: Saturday Night at 9PM. Club Vertigo has long been home to some of the best and most electric Halloween parties in all of Costa Rica. Loud music, drinks, great dancing, and some of the most creative original costumes you will likely ever see! If it were not for the 10,000 colones cover charge, Club Vertigo might even do better on our annual top Halloween spot rankings list, but that aside those of you who make the journey to Paseo Colon will surely not be disappointed! For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/ClubVertigo?fref=ts
#3 Antik Restaurant & Bar
When & Where: Saturday Night at 8PM (through to 6AM)! This Halloween the lovely folks at the Antik Restaurant & Bar have some great music and entertainment lined up with Number 19 and My Favorite Robot performing. You are always ensured a VIP experience when dining at the Antik Restaurant & Bar and Halloween will be no different. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/antikcr?fref=ts
#4 Hoxton Night Club & Bar
When & Where: Saturday Night at 9PM. One of the trendiest establishments around, based in San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica. The Hoxton Night Club and Bar offers one of the finest experiences in town at a price that you simply cannot beat. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/hoxtonstag?fref=ts
#5. Rouge Bar & Lounge
When & Where: Saturday Night at 7PM. There is a giant photo of Freddy Krueger on the Rouge Bar & Lounge Facebook wall, and that suggests their wonderful staff are getting into the mood to ensure there will be a wonderful atmosphere on Halloween. For those who can´t wait, there´s also a pre-Halloween party on Friday 30th from 9PM-11PM. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/clubrougecr?fref=ts
And just spare a thought to those who suffer from “Samhainophobia” which is the fear of Halloween, avoid Black Cats and Owls at your peril and maybe the odd Mother-In-law!!
Have a Happy Halloween Costa Rica!
Jackie & Natalie x
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