Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica
The old train station to the Atlantic, the Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica , was built in 1908. Though the building is closed (it...
One of the nicest of San José’s green spaces is the Parque Nacional, a shady spot where retirees read newspapers and young couples...
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo
Commonly referred to as MADC, the Contemporary Art & Design Museum is housed in the historic National Liquor Factory building, which...
El Cuartel de la Boca del Monte
Though not strictly a live-music venue, this atmospheric old bar with exposed brick walls has long drawn in cheek-to-jowl crowds for...
Café de los Deseos
Full of artsy young bohemians, Café de los Deseos offers up delicious visions for the eye as well as tasty bocas that include salads...
Lonely Planet review
A mix of regulars and medical professionals (the Hospital Calderón Guardia is right across the street) jam into the long Formica tables for generously portioned daily specials – such as grilled chicken with rice, beans and fresh cabbage slaw.