Costa Rica

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 1:34 PM
Anyone have any experience or intel on mongering in San Jose CR? Headed there tomorrow and wanted to see if anyone has knowledge of the scene down there. Where to go, where to avoid, best practices, etc. Also curious if I need to do currency exchange or if I can just use American dollars (although maybe there’s a case to be made that will draw unwanted attention). Thanks in advance, y’all!

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I’ll be watching this post to see as well. Interested in going myself!
Ray explorer
a month ago
I'd sure like to see a review for Tango India in San Jose. The have an entire Convair 440 ITC. I suspect that it is expensive. [view link]
shadowcat
a month ago
That club Tango looks excellent @shadowcat. Too bad it's never been reviewed here! I find that in general (with Tijuana being the big exception), the Caribbean and Central America are really underrepresented here on TUSCL and it would be awesome to see more info about these spots. We need an @PutaTester but for the DR, PR and CR
RonJax2
a month ago
Well in DR and CR there is no need to find a strip ckub to monger it’s mostly bars or on the streets not necessarily strip clubs. Also in South America strip clubs don’t really exist it’s just brothels
Mr Monger
a month ago
Appreciate the input. I’ve been reading up a bit on some places (Taormina, Sportsmen Club) that are like hotels/casinos with working girls around. Also read a few older reviews on a club called Alcazar. And then there’s these “Pensions”. It’ll be interesting. I’m there on business and staying at hotel not near the mongering area. So, not sure how much I’ll be able to do.
longjohn81
a month ago
Tango India has been reviewed here several times, though last review was in 2020. I went there once in 2019, it had been on my bucket list for awhile. I'm glad I went, but I never returned. PROS: Huge, impressive club; has an actual plane inside; private area for lap dances; numerous large themed-rooms for on-site action (I got a tour and saw them up close, really amazing); and the hottest girls in town. CONS: Long drive from Barrio Amon and the downtown area; very expensive if you are looking for action (think 3-4X the going rate in town). I also thought the lighting was too bright when I went. FUN FACT: I did a Tango India dancer once, but not in the club. I met her in 2020 in the middle of Covid when the clubs were closed. She was working as a freelancer at the Cocal in Jaco. She was smoking hot and we made a deal for 100. Not a chance you could get that in the club normally.
wld4tatas
a month ago
@longjohn81 For clubs focus on Alcazar, Pantera Rosa and Le Grillon. Alcazar has the best rooms, PR the largest selection of dancers. For freelancers, Taormina is the top spot, better than Sportsmen, best selection in the evening.
wld4tatas
a month ago
@Wild Thanks! Do you need to be staying at Taormina to get a chica? Like do they short stay rooms? Or you need to have a proper reservation and be “checked in” at the hotel to get a room?
longjohn81
a month ago
You can pull a chica from Taormina out to another hotel, no problem (as long as your hotel is chica-friendly). No short stay rooms there AFAIK, but might not hurt to ask if they can make you a deal. There are some nice love motels in town, the chicas should know them. Hotel de Paso Estrella was super nice.
wld4tatas
a month ago
The Hotel Del Rey in downtown San Jose. I wrote a long article or discussion about it a number of years ago. I think it was called "A Hotel of Ill Repute." The hotel's casino has 500 hookers a night.
jackslash
a month ago
@JackSlash: you’re a fellow Detoiter and legend. So, thanks for the feedback! However, my research indicated HDR has been permanently closed. :(
longjohn81
a month ago
^^^What? That's the worst news since Detroit's Penthouse Club was closed.
jackslash
a month ago
I was in CR last month and had a free Sunday evening in San Jose. I parked a block from Taormina and got a beer at 4pm. There were about a dozen ladies in the lobby and sports bar. Most were meh looking. One was about an 8 on my scale. I didn't talk price but recent reports said that many push for an all night stay for $200 but you can negotiate that to $100 or so for an hour. Most reports say that Sportsman Lounge is dead. I didn't have a room so hitting the pensions was a better option for me. I uber'd over to Monica's which closed at 5 pm... so I walked across the road to another place that was a very low end place with 5 women. 3 were chubby, one was pushing 60 and I went with a late 30's petite Nica. Total for one hour was 24k colones (under $50). Service was very enthusiastic. I did a drive by 3-4 pensions on my way into the city. All are in sketchy areas where an older gringo really stands out. Uber was the way to go since there was no on street parking in those areas.
54kevin
a month ago
The Hotel Del Rey was indeed legendary, but never came close to 500 chicas. 200 max. It closed for a couple years when Covid started in 2020. It was back open in 2022, but the chica selection was a shadow of it's glory days - about 20 when I stopped in one evening. Though I did pull one very attractive young lady. Now though, from what I read the HDR is being repurposed under new management and the chica scene may officially be done.
wld4tatas
a month ago
Went to Pension Monica’s during the day my first day here. I’ll write up a review when I get home. Might try to check out either Taormina or Club Alcaraz tonight.
longjohn81
a month ago
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