The Lazy Mon
Between Salsa Brava and the bay at Stanford's on the beach, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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The Lazy Mon Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Reviews
The Coolest And Cheapest Place To Drink The Sun Away In Puerto Viejo May 29, 2012
The sunset happy hour at the Lazy Mon cannot be beat. Of course, since the bar is on the Caribbean facing east, it isn’t the sunset that makes the happy hour so great; what makes it great is how little you’re spending on drinks as sit on the back deck watching the sea as you work up your pre-dinner pre-going-out buzz. The Lazy Mon is a local institution that helps give Puerto Viejo its laid back vibe.
The happy hour is simple – 2-4-1 cocktails including the house specialties which are mostly rum based drinks. The mojitos are a great deal at $3 each, and they make them proper with fresh mint and quality sugar. The beers are also a reasonable $3, and shots of guaro or tequila are only $1 before, during and after happy hour. The bartenders are all very friendly and love to talk about their time in the town or other places they like to frequent. The bar itself is open and fairly large, had a pool table, dart board and a few TVs scattered around, but the thing to do is sit out on the deck under the darkening sky and think about how you have nothing to do except get more drunk and eventually have dinner or go out dancing.
Go there while you still can. A monstrosity of a marina project has been looming on the horizon for years now - it rears its head and local opposition battles to stifle it. Also, the Costa Rican government is conveniently just now deciding to enforce some building regulations that would basically pave the way for the marina project, opposition or not. If the government gets its way, the Lazy Mon and most of the other beachfront property in the town will be torn down so that the yacht crowd can pollute the place with its boats and over-expensive cost of living. For more information on this awful idea that will ruin the charm and atmosphere of one of the most special places on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, check out these sites:
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