Mercado Central Annex
The Mercado Central Annex is less touristy than Mercado Central, and is crowded with butchers, fishmongers and informal counters dishing...
Though josefinos mainly do their shopping at chain supermarkets, San José’s crowded indoor markets retain an old-world feel. This is...
Iglesia de la Merced
A cathedral just east of the Hospital San Juan de Dios.
Teatro Melico Salazar
The restored 1920s theater has regular fine-arts performances, including music, theater, ballet and other dance.
La Sorbetera de Lolo Mora
Head to the main market for dessert at this century-old local favorite that serves up fresh sorbet and cinnamon-laced frozen custard. Do...
cnr Av 3 & Calle 8 · interesting places nearby
Mercado Borbón information
The Mercado Borbón focuses on produce, though it sells a bit of everything. (Be aware: the streets get sketchy around the Borbón.)