Top Choice Market in San José

Feria Verde de Aranjuez

For a foodie-friendly cultural experience, don't miss this fabulous Saturday farmers market, a weekly meeting place for San José's artists and organic growers since 2010. You'll find organic coffee, artisanal chocol…
Arts & Crafts in San José

Galería Namu

This fair-trade gallery brings together artwork and cultural objects from a diverse population of regional ethnicities, including Boruca masks, finely woven Wounaan baskets, Guaymí dolls, Bribrí canoes, Chorotega ce…
Books in San José

Librería Lehmann

Good selection of English-language books, maps and guidebooks (including Lonely Planet).
Arts & Crafts in San José


This hip little design shop across from Casa Amarilla sells all manner of pieces crafted by Costa Rican designers and artists, including clothing, jewelry, handbags, picture frames, zines and works of graphic art.
Arts & Crafts in San José

Kiosco SJO

With a focus on sustainable design by Latin American artisans, this sleek shop in Barrio Escalante stocks handmade jewelry, hand-tooled leather boots and bags, original photography, artisanal chocolates, fashion and…
Market in San José

Mercado Artesanal

A touristy open-air market that sells everything from handcrafted jewelry and Bob Marley T-shirts to elaborate woodwork and Guatemalan sarongs.
Gifts & Souvenirs in San José

Rincón del Habano

You’ll find a wide selection of cigars in this tiny shop. The international array of stogies includes brands from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Cuba.
Mall in San José

Multiplaza Escazú

Costa Rica’s most stylish and massive shopping mall has everything you need (or don’t). If you’re coming from San José, the mall can be reached by taking any bus marked ‘Escazú Multiplaza’.
Arts & Crafts in San José

Biesanz Woodworks

Located in the hills of Bello Horizonte in Escazú, the workshop of Biesanz Woodworks can be difficult to find, but the effort will be well worth it. This shop is one of the finest woodcrafting studios in the nation,…
Books in San José

Mora Books

Dog-eared paperbacks in English, Spanish, French and German teeter in precarious towers atop crammed shelves at this chaotic jumble of a used bookstore. The best place in town for stocking up on reading material for…