Please find our current list of English speaking 12 step meetings across Costa Rica. While we will make every effort to have an updated list, we are not responsible for changes in individual meeting times, locations, or contact information. Costa Rica Recovery does not sponsor any of these meetings as each group is their own entity.

All Costa Rica 12 Step Recovery English meetings are one hour in length unless otherwise stated.


Tuesday 12:00 Noon Serenity Group at Buena Tierra Cafeteria, Contact: Rosemary Z. 2288-0002
Thursday 10:30 am Serenity Group at Buena Tierra Cafeteria, Contact: Rosemary Z. 2288-0002

Meetings: Saturdays 9:00 AM
Location: The International Baptist church in Guachepelin….. Same place as the Zu group meeting place
Contact: Rosemary Z. 2288-0002

Meetings: TUE 12pm
Location: The meeting is held in the AA Central Grupo Building 1 block up from the fire station.
Contact: Cheryl 2444-1515


San Jose Metro Area
Vigilance Club in Sabana Sur – 100 meters south of AM-PM grocery store, Second Floor on top of the Chinese Restaurant.
Every night at 7:00 pm
Monday through Saturday at 12:00pm
Sunday morning meeting at 8:00am
You can call 2296-8723 or 8348-6369 with questions.

Manuel Antonio | Quepos NA Meetings
Pacific Group of Manuel Antonio
Meetings: Daily meetings 10 – 11 AM at the New Location ~ El Arado Restaurant
From the Hotel Mono Azul Bus Stop
Take the “old road to Quepos” toward Villa Teca.  The meeting is about 200 yards on your right on the old road, El Arado Restaurant.  (Approx 3-5 minute walk)
Bob:  8309-4092  |  gg@goldengringo.com
Ana:  2777-0928  | cell:  8718-5968
Jennifer:  8813-0582  | jennifercostarica@gmail.com


San Jose Metro Area

Anchor Club – Sabana Sur

Location: Local Community Center (Salon Comunal Barrio Corazon de Jesus Sabana Sur)

  Monday 12:00 PM

  Wednesday 12:00 PM

  Friday 12:00 PM

Contacts: Michael Eaves: 6029-7506 CR, (505) 990-6876 USDennis: 8385-4035 Bob F.: (506) 8869-4569 CR cell, (877) 827-4956 toll-free call to CR, email: bob_furlong@yahoo.com

Directions: Start from the Mcdonalds on the SouthEast corner of Sabana Park. *There is more than one Mcdonalds. This is the one next to Universal Department store. Go right on the road that runs parallel to the train tracks. Take the third street (Calle 36) to the right. The community center is 1/4 mile on the left.

Taxi Directions or Easier UBER Directions:  This community center is next to the Jewish Cemetery.

Escazu Group or aka ZuGroup
International Baptist Church in Guachipelin
Monday 12:00PM Noon – Big Book
Tuesday 8:00AM Prayer/Meditation
Wednesday 12 noon 12×12
Thursday 1:00 PM Living Sober
Friday 8:00 AM Discussion
Saturday 9:00 AM Daily Reflections (Open Meeting)
Sunday 12:30PM Speaker/Discussion

Jaco Beach Metro Area

English speaking NA meetings in Jaco every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30PM.

Spanish speaking NA meetings are every night at 7PM.

There are English speaking AA meetings every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10AM.

All of the meetings are held on the second floor of Torre del Tiempo, across the street from Ekono and next to Pachi’s Pan, in the center of Jaco. Look for the NA and AA signs hanging from the second-floor balcony. See you there!

Atenas AA Meetings
Meetings: WED 3:30 pm Open, Reading 12/12, discussion
Location: Kay’s Gringo Postres, 60 meters west of the Red Cross (adjacent to Seguro Clinic)
Contact: Call Brad E. 2446-3317

Cahuita AA Meetings
Caribbean Coast, Limon Province
Meetings: TUE 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 50 Metres east of Police Station
Contact: Kate at 2755-0539 or 8384-4820

Cóbano AA Meetings
Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas Province
TUE / THU / SAT 6-6:30pm (longer if more people show up)
Location: In front of school, on main street
50 meters left of El Monge (bigstore). There is a sign out on the street.
Contact: Ype Bolman at 2642-1201

Dominical AA Meetings
Meetings: SU 12p
Location: Pacific Plaza, far right corner outside under the gazebo

Meetings: Thursdays 9AM Woman’s Group beginning May 17th
Location: Roca Verde just beyond the real estate office on the Costanera

Playa Flamingo AA Meetings
Marina Flamingo Dry Dock
Meetings: TU & FR 5:30pm
Location: At the Hitching Post Plaza, Office #2. This is on the road between Brasalito and Flamingo, 100 meters east of old abandoned gas station in Brasalito.
Contact: Don 2654-4902 or via email; or David 2654-9120

Grecia AA Meetings
Grecia Gringos Group
Meetings: MON, WED & FRI 12noon | Mon & Fri is open discussion, Wed is a Step Study. All are closed AA meetings.
Location: Grecia Centro AA Club:
Take Grecia exit off Autopista (look for funky Greek pillars and AA billboard at exit), proceed up winding road to Grecia downtown. Grecia is dominated by a brick red iron cathedral. Proceed on one way street past cathedral two blocks, make a left and go a block and a half. You will see AA sign outside club, street parking should be available.
If you get lost in Grecia, ask for directions to fire station (bombero estación). The AA club is located around the block from the station.
Contact: Jay 2494-0578

Heredia AA Meetings
Heredia Group
Meetings: WED 11:30am to 12:30pm // SUN 9am to 10am
Location: From Los Angeles Park at Ave. 6 and Calle 9, go south two blocks to Ave 10. Go right on Ave 10 and about 2/3 of the way between Calle 8 to Calle 10 is the Hogar Salvando al Alcohólico on the right. There is a sign with the AA logo.
Direcciones: De la Iglesia Los Angeles 100m al sur, 150m oeste mano derecha
Contact: Laura C. 2267-7466

Santa Teresa, Mal Pais AA Meetings
Surfside Group
There are no regular meetings at this time, BUT there are friends of Bill’s living there now. If you are coming to Santa Teresa, please get in touch with Lance and set up a meeting!
Contact: Lance – lance@lancelaurence.com

Samara Pura Vida Group

Meetings: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings @ 9 am

Location:   Upper Level of Frank’s restaurant on Main Street

Contact: Sarah M.  cosstaricasal@yahoo.com

Manuel Antonio | Quepos AA Meetings
Pacific Group
Meetings: Everyday 10am in the Tiki Hut
Thursday Only: 6:30 pm
Location: El Mono Azul Hotel & Restaurant on road to beach, right-hand side
Contact: Chip 8827-8243 or 2777-2592, or Jennifer 8813-0582

Sunset Group
Meetings: TU, WE, TH 5pm
Location: Jan 1 to May 30: Manuel Antonio Beach in front of Mar Y Sombra (Restaurant Balu)
June 1 to December 30: In Quepos, in the AA Hall in the alley behind the BCR Bank
Contact: Bob N. at 8380-0964

Happy Destiny Group
Meetings: Everyday at Noon
Location: Restaurant El Arado, Old Quepos Road, Manuel Antonio
Contact: Gypsy at 2777-1898

Monteverde AA Meetings
Mountain Top Meeting
Times: WED @ 5:30pm
Location: Monteverde Friends Meeting house
Contact: Ran S. 8313 2523

Nosara AA Meetings
Jungle Book Group
MON 6:30pm @ the Zen Café
FRI 6:30pm @ Yoga House in Playa Guiones
Contacts: Rosie H 2682-5396 8709-0089

Wave of Sobriety Group
Monday- 5:30 pm
Wednesday- 10:30 am
Thursday- 5:30 pm
Saturday- 10:30 am
Sunday- 5:30 pm

Location: Clubhouse located through Pedro’s Surf Shop which can be found in the alley behind Tamarindo’s main road rotunda.

Contacts: Ellen 2653 0897, 8484-1360
OR Suzanne 8507-5407 smchannell@hotmail.com

Pacific Coast Serenity Group – NA Meeting-  Open meeting
Meetings: Sundays at 7pm
Location: at the roundabout behind Pedro’s surf shop
Contact: Bruce 506-8866-9448

Playas del Coco
Sober and Serene By-the-Sea Group 

Meetings: MO, WE, FR 6pm
Location: Across the corner from the Sardinal Police Station
Contact: John 2672-1163, (706) 494-5908

Puerto Viejo
Lion Group
Meetings: Monday Wednesday Friday at 1pm
Location: Pro Niño building in Puerto Viejo center, adjacent to the soccer field goalposts
Meetings: Saturday 9am
Location: Serenity on the Beach in front of the Banana Azul Hotel
Contacts: Eddie 2750-0080, 2750-0235 or 8811-3448 or Colin 2750-2035

South Pacific Group
Contact: South Pacific Region A.A. Help-Line 8634-9241. Please call this number for directions as well!
Meetings: TU 12p, SAT 10am
Location: AA Clubhouse – 400 meters West of BCR in Uvita

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