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Thursday, December 1, 2011


With the opening of more and more BOWLING CENTERS around Costa Rica - it seems to be fairly popular.   Below are some details about Costa Rica's various public and private bowling alleys!


Opened July 2011 - BOL CARIARI is Costa Rica's LARGEST BOWLING LANE (20 lanes) with state-of-the-art equipment (Brunswick Anvilane Lanes, GS 98 Pinsetters, Bowler Entertainment Automatic Scoring System and Conqueror Pro Center Management System) imported from the U.S. making it the most modern Bowling facility in Central America thanx to a $2.5 million investment by the owner Juan Jose Pinto in this 32,290 square feet facility.  They also have a LARGE SPACE Meeting Room, Bar and Restaurant. Free parking.  The have a new PRO SHOP selling all sorts of bowling paraphernalia.

Take a 360º degree tour of the facility at

Viernes•Friday - 7pm-12/midnight
HOURS:  DAILY - 11am-midnight HORARIO: Todos los días - 11 a la media noche 

COST:  Lane - 16,000 per hour (up to 6 players).  Shoe Rental - 1,100 per pair

LESSONS:  Saturday - 10-11:30am.  COST:  15,000-lane

It's an excellent choice of entertainment of everyone 7+, for Birthday Parties and a GREAT place for corporate team-building activity/event or family activity 

General Manager:  Mauricio Murillo  (formerly of Boliche Dent).  Owner:  Juan Jose Pinto
2-239-2222  •  8-828-8359    info@BolCariari.com)

BOL CARIARI el boliche más moderno de Centroamérica: 20 pistas con sistema de anotación automático, salón para eventos y restaurante. Parqueo gratuito.
Próximamente: Cósmic Bowling y Tienda de Artículos de Boliche.
¡Una excelente opción de entretenimiento! Pueden jugar niños y niñas, desde los 7 años en adelante, hombres, mujeres, y adultos mayores. 
¡Organice su evento corporativo o actividad familiar en BOL CARIARI!

LOCATION:  "Heredia" (the part of Heredia that's near the airport - NOT in the mountains) - 300 meters East of the Mall Real Cariari  /  Residencial Cariari, 300 metros Este del Mall Real Cariari.  The picture above seems like you take the Mall exit BEFORE the mall and an employee said it was 300 meters/blocks North of McDonald's.





to the Southern Zone in the OSA
New Bowling Alley ... Great Fun!
BAXTER BOWLING entertainment facility in Coronado de OSA
between Ojochal and Chontales - near Uvita)
 is a 10 lane bowling alley with food court, Café area with board games, a soon to be finished International cuisine restaurant, REAL Sports Bar including Darts, poker, Giant screen tv etc etc.


Coronado, Puerto Cortés, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
BaxterBowlingCostaRica.com  •  facebook.com/MerianBaxterBowling  • 
    2-786-4350  •  2-786-5783  •  2-786-5786  •  info@BaxterBowlingCostaRica.com 

Gary C. Morris  -  8-363-7368


BOLICHE  DENT  • Sport Bar • Restaurante

The 14 LANEAMF sanctioned BOLICHE DENT is the OLDEST/most established public Bowling Center in Costa Rica (over 45 years) and it looks like the have LOTS of activities (see their Facebook page for the most up-to-date info!!).   POOL TABLES (2), FOOZ BALL, Restaurant, Bar.  Looks like sometimes they do "COSMIC BOWL"  

LESSONS:  Four 1-1/2 hour classes for just 24,000 - taught by Prof. Jordan Pacheco Pinto (contact:  8-893-3410 / 2-253-5745 / EscuelaBolicheDent@hotmail.com)

HOURS:  Daily - 11am-midnight

COST:  Lane - 11,500/hour (up to 6 players).  Shoes - 950-c/pair

2-253-5745 • 2-234-9824 • 8-836-9869-groups • 8-891-8175 •
San Jose - Los Yoses-Barrio Dent (I’ve also seen San Pedro) 
I've seen numerous directions:
•  From the Mall of San Pedro, take the highway like you're going back/West towards San Jose and at the AM/PM Gas station turn Right.  They're up about 100 meters - on the Right side of the street.
•  125 meters North of the gas station La Favorita-Los Yoses (THIS is in their Facebook and their website)  -  and  - 
•  I’ve also seen 50 meters (1/2 block) South of the American-Costa Rican Cultural Center (on their website) -  and  - 
•  Avenida Central and Calle 23  -  and  - 
•  I’ve seen 50, 100 and also 150 meters north of the AM/PM Gas Station  -  and  - 
•   and 1 block North of the American-Costa Rican Cultural Center  





This 10-lane BOWLING LANE is part of the PRIVATE Costa Rica Tennis and Sports Center Club  -  BUT - GUESTS of their HOTEL get to play for JUST $1 a GAME at their 10 lane BOWLING LANE (Elvis said that's for the lane - not per person!!!) and .50 cents/250-coloness for shoes as well as you get to use their other services that are part of the Private Tennis and Sports Center Club for free or a small fee: 
FREE:  Gym, Sauna, Ping-Pong, Kids Area and 2 Pools!!!

FEE:  Bowling Alley +$1 game  .50-shoes (HOURS:  Mon.-Fri. 3-10pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 11am-7pm.  They also have classes with Marie Ramirez or Alvaro Castro).  Tennis - $2/hr/court (11 professional tours - 3 covered.  HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 6am-9pm, Sat. 6am-2pm, Sun. 7am-2pm.  Classes are Mon.-Fri. 2:30-5:30pm).  Basketball - $8/hr with reservation.  Soccer field - $40/hr.  POOL TABLE - $1/hr. 

ROOMS:  Standard room (King or 2 Twin [T/T)] beds - $65/n.   Superior room (K/K or T/T/T/T) - $70/n.   Suite (K or T/T/T/T) with balcony, mini-fridge, coffee maker).  All rooms have Air-Conditioning, cable tv.  Room Service.  Change US$ into colones.  Prices INCLUDE the 13% tax and BREAKFAST (American, Continental or Typico).    

LOCATION:  San Jose-Sabana Sur - on the South side of Sabana Park (ESPECIALLY GREAT if you're going to events at the new National Stadium!)

(http://CRTennis.com/hotel / 2-232-1266 / 2-232-3867 / Reservaciones@CRTennis.com - Lucia Alvarado)
If you're looking to stay at the hotel, since you found them through me, PLEASE allow my main guy for Custom Travel Planning
He can also help you with Airport Greet, Tours, Restaurant suggestions to Transportation and hotels all around Costa Rica) (and tell them that Vicki Connected you!)


THE Costa Rica Country Club in Escazu
has it's own 8-LANE BOWLING ALLEY - BUT - EXCLUSIVELY for it's members!


The Indoor Tennis Club in Curridabat 
has an 8-LANE BOWLING ALLEY (plus 8 indoor and 3 outdoor tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor POOL, 4 indoor RACQUETBALL courts, GYM with Spinning, weights, aerobics, indoor Basketball court and Pool tables.


PLEASE tell them that Vicki (aka the Sarong Goddess) 
with Living Life in Costa Rica blog - 
Connected you 
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