La Avispa, which means, ‘the wasp’ in English, has been at the CORE of the San José gay scene since the late ‘70’s. Being one of the first gay bars to open in Costa Rica in a time where being gay was not cool it's became an icon in the gay community.
We love, Love, LOVE La Avispa discotheque and there IS no better place to party on a Sunday night. La Avispa in San José, Costa Rica is a GREAT example of why many in the straight crowd LOVE to frequent gay bars and night clubs... and it's NOT because we don't know how to PARTY... and believe me, La Avispa KNOWS how to throw a Sunday night PARTY. The older sister of the gay night clubs in San Jose, La Avispa has not lost a 'thing' with AGE, in fact, she's become more experienced in bringing EVERYONE together.
We’ve been to La Avispa numerous times in the past and we’ve always had fun, but this past Sunday night, something was just in the ‘gay’ air or something. So, as of NOW, I’ve officially moved Avispa to the top of my best ‘gay night clubs in San José’ list… I WAS a huge Bochinche’s fan (I still hold out hope) and even a Pucho’s supporter,but La Avispa has moved past the majority of the competition in my book with its Sunday Night Party. And you Club Oh! fans, I love that place too, HELLOOO... what's NOT to like?
It just may be the mix of the crowd that makes La Avispa work, but whatever the combination, it's working.
Whether you’re a gay traveler to Costa Rica, a gay local, a straight person looking for a GREAT atmosphere (you know us gays, we ALWAYS provide the atmosphere) with top notch music and reasonably priced drinks- you’d be making a mistake if you made any other plans for your Sunday night’s activities. And by the way, on Sunday, the party at Avispa starts EARLY, like 6:00pm, so you can get your GROOVE on early… and for those of you who don’t have to work, they still stay open late.