Shopping in San Jose

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Shopping in San Jose

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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN2,142 contributions
    This is an authentic experience. Indoor bustling market in the center of downtown San Jose with vendors selling all sorts of items including fruits and vegetables, flowers, clothing and electronics. This place is filled with locals and tourists like me are few, but I felt comfortable here. There are several places with a counter and seats to grab some food so make sure you take advantage of trying some local fare while here.
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC5,804 contributions
    I stumbled upon this place while walking back to my hotel. There are lots of beautiful hand-made stuffs to buy here and take home.

    I was surprised to see that prices of goods are in US $ and they are quite expensive and not within my travel budget for souvenirs. For example, small embroidered sling bags are $20! I just looked around here and did not buy a thing.

    Come here for the experience but be prepared to pay high prices!
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • Companion60550
    10 contributions
    A cut above the usual tourist curios. Very helpful salesman (Irishman from Quebec living in San Jose) who went over the collection and took the time to explain the objects. Great range in prices from small gifts to major art work. Not far from all the museums in San Jose, worth the trip
    Written 20 November 2021
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC5,804 contributions
    On November 27,2022, I noted vendors setting up their wares here for the Feria. I briefly walked around but did not buy anything. Learned that the feria is on Sundays when they closed some streets for this festivity.

    Around 10::00 am, the parade showing various types of bulls used at the farms here in Costa Rica began. It started near the Iglesia dela Merced, went down Avenida 2 and ended at the area where the Feria was going on.

    It was fun watching all these exciting things in one location. By the way, they were located at a plaza near the National Museum and General Assembly Building.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Arturo_RP
    San Jose, Costa Rica87 contributions
    This is a medium size mall located near the town of Moravia, to the north eastern side of San José. It has stores, cafés, restaurants, services, banks, a supermarket and a food court along with cinemas, all distributed across 4 floors. The stores are somewhat expensive, although you might find good prices sometimes. Bathrooms are located far from the food court and the restaurants, which is uncomfortable sometimes. It is connected to San José by bus lines of Moravia. Is a good place to walk around in a rainy day.
    Written 16 April 2019
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,587 contributions
    Went here on my first night in San Jose on the advice of my hktel because I was told there would be lots of bars and restaurants here and plenty of choices.
    There were. But not all were open. Those that were were pretty nice without being anything special and the prices were far higher than in the town centre.
    Nevertheless it was a safe and pleasant place to eat and have a beer and meet fellow travellers. Not a bad option.
    Written 29 May 2017
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  • Cristina Edith P
    70 contributions
    Nice food court, many shops from big brands to shop business. You can find sort of everything in here. Tons of accessories for phones.
    Written 21 January 2019
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  • Jotum
    Knoxville, TN1,465 contributions
    Now a small museum, this was the house of a previous president who was a medical doctor and social reformer of Costa Rica. Not a lot to see, but interesting for a few minutes and the Russian embassy is across the street.
    Written 26 February 2016
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  • Monique G
    1 contribution
    Excellent array of products
    Clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags… excellent choices for every need or special gift
    Written 28 July 2021
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  • Luis Montenegro
    Miami, FL457 contributions
    It has a food court and stores. It’s a small/medium mall. There is nothing amazing.

    I went there to see a movie.
    Written 21 October 2018
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  • jronkowski
    Chicago, IL195 contributions
    Do you like contemporary art. Depending on the show you might like this place. It was free the day I went because only 2 rooms were open. I saw mostly video art. Check the website and if the show appeals it might be worth a look . But if this is not your thing skip it. The contemporary sculpture in the lovely nearby park is free and definitely worth a look. .
    Written 1 March 2018
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