Managers of the Atlantis night club in Costa Rica were arrested by local police after a investigation determined there were women working from Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Russia working illegally at the club. Some of the dancers also complained of abuse on the part of managers and the owner, a U.S. national.
Expats who know the gringo owner say he claimed to be from an affluent family in California, and involved his adult son in the Atlantis night club business in Costa Rica. He also claimed to have frequently visited Colombia, and had once been married to a woman there. The Egyptian club manager was also said to be a former bodyguard for government officials in that country.
The Atlantis Night Club, located in La Uruca with Tango India are high end clubs where the managers expect at least $200 for an hour long private dance in the champagne room. The suites at Atlantis feature large hot tubs, which goes along with the water theme of the club name.