by Chicago Chic
September 4, 2004
My two girl friends and I went to Bambú on a Friday night, and found the place to be packed. Although some people dance, the activity du jour is smoking marijuana. If you are uncomfortable in such an environment, do not come, as virtually everyone is either stoned or drunk. One friend stayed with me outside, talking and dancing on the beach with a few of our friends, while another decided to go onto the dance floor. She was manhandled a bit by a few guys, and given forced kisses. Later in the evening, a rather scary looking guy asked me to dance, and when I declined and ignored him, he called me "an American piece of s**t" in Spanish.
As I do not smoke and hate when either myself or a friend is disrespected, I hated my time at Bambú. We eventually decided to sit and talk farther down on the beach, where we were still close enough to hear the music and be safe.
Bambú does play great reggae music and certainly has a booming nightlife on Fridays, but be slightly cautious as the club can be a little rough. Always stay with, at the minimum, one other person.
From journal City Girl's Adventures Abroad: Puerto Viejo de Tal