Club Hispalis
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Rating: 3.5/5. From 71 votes.
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Club Hispalis

Calle 19, San Jose, Costa Rica  map 

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Club Hispalis is a male-only sauna and fitness centre close to the gay centre of San Jose.

The sauna offers lockers, a jacuzzi, heated pool and darkrooms downstairs.

Men here are often willing to play, but maybe brush up on your Spanish as some tourists have had difficulty with the entrance attendants.

Reviewers mention the wide range of hot guys, a good mix of ages and types. Make sure to go in the early evenings, not late at night like most saunas.

nearest station : Museo


bar, whirlpool, darkrooms

Updated: 22-Feb-2021
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From 71 votes

weekday: Weds-Fri: 12pm-9am
weekend: Sat-Sun: 12pm-9am

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  1. E Enrique

    “Thursday is not a good day to pop in as it is always almost empty . If you enjoy poppers bring them with you as in COSTA RICA there isn’t a store that sells them. Take UBER as it is easier to get to HISPALIS. Unlike other gay saunas like in the USA . There are a lot of PYT’S if you are into that . I don’t .It is very easy to hook up go to the glory hole/maze and you pick up a guy either to have fun in the cubicle or you take the guy to one of the rooms. If you are a bottom/ pasivo with buns in the air in one of the rooms .

    Ya They think that you are sleeping or resting that concept of buns in the air they are not used to it and obviously like any sauna there are guys walking in circles looking for the ONE. The condom thing is up to you and your partner. I would say that as the years go by there is more BB even though there is no PrPE in COSTA RICA . They don’t even know what it is as of yet.The entrance fee is 6000 cólones more or less $9 no credit cards . Open Wednesday thru SUNDAY 12 pm to 9pm.

    The action starts around 3 pm to 7 pm nude days Wednesday and FRIDAYS. I can’t say that is a diverse place as you don’t see blacks or oriental guys maybe one here and there mostly Costa Rican’s or guys from other Latin American countries and guys from the USA sometimes. You cannot rent a room like in the USA or some saunas in EUROPE It is a huge place . The music has gotten a little better nowadays HISPALIS in my personal opinion can compete with other saunas if I place MIDTOWNE SPA in LOS ANGELES (which is not my favorite sauna) and HISPALIS side by side probably I would pick HISPALIS . I live in the STATES so the bathhouse that I really love is STEAMWORKS in CHICAGO which is closed at the time due to the pandemic but while I am in COSTA RICA HISPALIS is the best. If you are a gay tourist visiting COSTA RICA and like gay saunas take an UBER and go to HISPALIS.“

  2. E Enrique
    Open sauna

    “CLUB HISPALIS is open from 12 to 9pm weds day thru sunday. Costa Rica is one of the few countries open for tourism. They follow all the rules in terms of COVID 19 upon entering you have to fill out a health pass upon leaving if you are going back to the STATES you have to have a COVID TEST 19. All that been said . HISPALIS is back and so are his customers . A variety of guys to choose from most of them ready to play bring your own condoms and lube some of them go BB the other ones condoms.

    I visited this FEB 2021 and the guys are ready to play as they have been lock out for almost a year so they are ready to go back to the the way it used to be. So if you miss your gay sauna experience try COSTA RICA at least it will remind you of the way saunas used to be. The action starts around 3 pm . The labyrinth is more or less where you pick the guys and take them to your room. The bar is open. Nude days Wednesday and FRIDAY.“

  3. J Jorge
    Opens Jan 1 2021

    “It will be interesting to see how it will turn out meaning if there will be new rules to follow if guys will be ready to go back because of COVID 19 and the economic situation in the country which is dire. In the last few years I noticed less customers even though it is a huge and clean place and I always managed to have great times . I hope that it will be a success for all our sakes and the sauna.“

  4. K Kris
    hot ticos

    “I went there in August 2019. the location is not easy to find but it's all worth it. I saw all types of body:twink, chubby.. with various ages. I was the only asian so I did get quiet attentions which I really enjoyed ;). Bring your condoms. Jacuzzi is nice, you can chat with other ticos, they're friendly. A staff handed me a note with his number . Next time I'll stay somewhere closer to this sauna so it will be more convenient.
    Ticos are so hot!!!“

  5. d doug
    doug from Florida

    “nice facility, but poor directions if walking. Walk all the way down the pedestrian Central Avenida to Calle 19, go short distance and cross the railroad tracks. Take a right between the bldgs and entrance is to your left. This info should increase the no. of tourists seeking the club while on holiday.“

  6. S Sergio
    very nice place

    “Friendly staff welcomes you ; the whole place is quite big, nice little jacuzzi, quite huge steam bath, big 2 rooms finnish sauna (the 2nd room is very dark) Lot of various people, a very nice place to go.“

  7. E Enrique
    The only gay sauna

    “A few blocks away from the museum. If you are foreigner is best if you take UBER. Busy days Wednesday, Friday, (naked days) Saturday’s and Sunday’s busy, too. It gets good between 3pm and 8 pm. The music is not very good. There is a bar, beers , hard liquor etc. Last time that I went 5500 colones $9 as the colon is plunging.

    Once you pay the entrance they let you in and they give you a blue cloth and sandals. Ask for a towel instead. It is a huge place with swimming pool, jacuzzi, labyrinth ( small) but basically, that’s where you hook up and at the glory hole section; bring your own lube and condoms. Ticos in that place tend to stick together but foreigners are very well welcome. The customers are from all ages from twinks to 80 years old. Some are very handsome some not so much a lot of paunchy guys. There is a small room diagonal to the bar where you can smoke. There is a lot of bareback and also guys who have just have fun with condoms, more than likely you'll get what you want.“

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