San Carlos became a hippy haven in the 60s and 70s and you can still get the sense that the hippy movement is very much alive on the island especially in San Carlos. Most of the hippies lived in fincas when they arrived and many still live in the fincas. San Carlos has a strong community spirit which is from the hippy movement all those years ago.
A great spot in San Carlos is Las Dalias. It offers a daytime and nighttime market and also some dance nights as well. Nightmares on Wax runs a night on select Thursdays called, “Wax da Jam” and Wednesdays play host to the trance lovers as well when Namaste provides DJs and live music.