Institute for Central American Development Studies
Month-long programs with and without homestays are combined with lectures and activities focused on environmental and political issues.
The city’s central park is more of a run-down plaza than a park. At its center is a grandiose bandstand that looks as if it was...
Central American Service Expeditions
A Costa Rican nonprofit that creates custom volunteer expeditions for families and teens, focused on sustainability. Around San José the...
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
International and national fútbol (soccer) games are played at the recently reconstructed Estadio Nacional. Located in Parque...
This unpretentious spot serves basic sandwiches and casados – none of which are very exciting. Regardless, josefinos will tell you...
El Chicote information
Lonely Planet review
A pleasant family spot that draws carnivores for long Sunday lunches, El Chicote grills up beefy sirloins in the middle of the restaurant and then serves them with black beans, fried bananas and steamy baked potatoes. If you don’t do red meat, there are plenty of chicken and seafood options as well. There is also a six-page wine list, strong on Mediterranean and South American vintages (from US$7).