Casino del Sur lies in the picturesque town of Perez Zeledon in south San Jose, Costa Rica and is owned by local businessmen. The casino is open daily from 5PM to 3AM.
To get to Casino del Sur, you can fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport using one of the many airline services that offer flights into Costa Rica. There is no public transportation services in the country, so the recommended way to get to Casino del Sur in Perez Zeledon is to rent a car or use an airport shuttle.
Perez Zeledon is at least 2 hours away from the airport by car and there are highways that will take you directly there. When you are in the Costa Rican town of Perez Zeledon make sure you don’t miss out on the attractions such as hiking in the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve or horseback riding on the beach at an animal outreach program.
The minimum age for gambling in Costa Rica is 18, but they do not have anyone at the entrance checking identification. Instead, the management will perform spot checks on anyone who looks underage. Casino del Sur has a casual dress code.
Casino del Sur greets every guest with wooden décor and low lighting that emphasizes the glow from the many slot machines to give an intimate and classy vibe.
High limit Texas Hold‘em tournaments are the main attraction of Casino del Sur. Almost every night you will find a different cash game to play, and all tournaments are denominated in US dollars and advertised on their Facebook page.
The casino does not usually set out high limit tables for blackjack, roulette or their other table games, so they will be hard to come across except at the Texas Hold‘em tournaments.
The cash tournaments start and end at their own times which can be seen on their Facebook page.
Casino del Sur has somewhat of an odd variety of live table games that consists of lesser known titles as well as the favorites like blackjack, poker, and roulette. All table games accept US Dollars.
There are a few blackjack tables at Casino del Sur where you can expect to find them using 6 decks and standard blackjack rules.
You can play roulette at Casino del Sur and they have 2 American Roulette tables. There are also electronic roulette tables available at this casino if you prefer to play in the comfort of your own space.
Tute, an Italian card game, is one of the table games offered by the casino.
Rummy (the original card game) and Canasta (a variant of rummy) are played at Casino del Sur and there is one table for each game.
Last, but not least, we have poker. Aside from Texas Hold’em, Casino del Sur also has Pai Gow Poker (a Chinese variety of poker that involves using domino’s).
At the Casino del Sur you are spoiled for choice when it comes to video gaming machines with loads of different slots that all accept US Dollars.
There are hundreds of slot machines that are linked to a progressive jackpot that resets weekly. These slot machines can be classified as classic “reel” machines (3-reel and 5-reel), video machines (like lucky 7’s) and multi-line machines. Slot machines here accept coin denominations from $0.25 to $25..
Video poker machines which give you the option to play different variety’s of the game and accept coin denominations of $5 to $25.
There is no hotel on the premises of the casino, therefore, you will need to look somewhere nearby for a place to stay. Here are a few reasonably priced hotels which offer similar services:
– PZ Country Club Hotel & Spa
– Hotel de Montaña del Pelicano
– Best Western Hotel Zima
– Hotel San Isidro
All of the aforementioned hotels strictly accept US Dollars as payment.
There is 1 bar at Casino del Sur where you can buy an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. If you are an active player at the casino you can receive them on the house. There is no kitchen or restaurants at the casino but there are plenty of restaurants in the nearby town.
Urban Farm is a farm to table restaurant with fresh ingredients used in their food. This is a cozy restaurant that is great for families with children,
Pizza Gabriel is a restaurant that predominantly sells pizza and limited Italian cuisine.
Restaurant Hong Kong is a traditional Chinese restaurant that is open all day for breakfast, lunch, and supper and caters to children.