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Pedestrian Mall

| Avenida Central, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Huge variety of shops and eating places.

There is a huge variety of shop s, street sellers as well as cafes and restaurants in this... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
DavidMay1945
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Montrose, United Kingdom
Variety of shops

There was a great variety of shop.It was great that it was pedestrian. good that is was near other... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Susan P
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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“lots of shops” (2 reviews)
“mercado” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Avenida Central, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

There is a huge variety of shop s, street sellers as well as cafes and restaurants in this pedestrianised area. While walking along there is a fantastic opportunity to people watch.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

There was a great variety of shop.It was great that it was pedestrian. good that is was near other maon sights of the city

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The Pedestrian Mall in San Jose is part of Avenida Central (from around 6th street to 9 street with lots of stores and restaurants. I love it because it is the nice commercial section of the town and free of motor vehicles. Good place for...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Every city has a street like this! A must to get the feel of city. Lots of people, both locals and tourists. Lots of shops, cafes, restaurants; unfortunately MacDonalds too. We were there before their kids went back to school so noticed windows with school...More

Thank mas1958
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

To feel fully its rhythm you’ll have to be there on weekend or late afternoon. It is full of people, selling, purchasing, having ice cream or coffee with large pieces of pastry (as usual in Costa Rica - no concept of small piece there), or...More

Thank acorna
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I like places that have a lively vibe about them. This open arcade has more recognised brands closer to the National Theatre end with local businesses gathered around the Central Market end. For sure go into the Mercado Central - it’s a joy in Itself.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

There are actually 5 pedestrian only streets in San Jose. They are interlocked together, so you can walk them all. Avenida Central is the most tourist friendly of the streets. What i think is so interesting how different they each feel from each other. If...More

Thank laplantes
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a very interesting Pedestrian Mall with many nice shops. Extremely relaxing to wall along. We have been there many times.

Thank josepY5475FP
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The pedestrian mall or grand avenue is certainly something you should have the kids experience, especially on a weekend night when the vendors are all out and the street is alive with the sounds and smells of a pot poured of food and drink. Very...More

Thank Ross P
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The 2km long avenue runs right through the middle of central San José. A (mall)section for pedestrians is just under 1km. There always are a lot of people shopping, going to restaurants and bars. Only after 8PM activity gradually dies down. The Mercado Central also...More

Thank Robert937
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