The shady Parque Central is a pleasant place to relax beneath the mango trees, or people-watch in the evenings.
Museo Juan Santamaría
Situated in a century-old structure that has served as both a jail and an armory, this museum chronicles Costa Rican history from early...
Parque Juan Santamaría
Two blocks south of Parque Central, this plaza features a statue of the hero in action, flanked by cannons. Across the way, the Parque...
Coffee Dreams Café
For breakfast, bocas (appetizers) and a variety of típico (traditional Costa Rican) dishes, this centrally located cafe is a reliably...
Calle Central btwn Avs Central & 1 · interesting places nearby
To the east of Parque Central is this 19th-century cathedral, which suffered severe damage in the 1991 earthquake. The hemispherical cupola is unusually constructed of sheets of red corrugated metal. Two presidents are buried here.