It is possible to find a great variety of items at reasonable prices in the vicinity of Moravia, some 8 Km. to the northeast of the city. Another option is to travel to the village of Sarchí, the center of craft production in Costa Rica.

Wooden arts and Crafts Biesanz Ph (506) 2289-4337, fax (506) 2228-6164. E-mail Biesanz the exhibition hall is in Bello Horizonte Escazú 800 meters south of the yellow and blue house, open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m; you will need to request an appointment.

Mercado Central

On 1st and Central Avenue, 6th and 8th Streets, there are also some traditionally made products, mainly made from leather, clothes and toys made of wood.


La Sabana Park

Ph (506) 2284-8714. There are tennis, volleyball, basketball, and baseball pitches & courts. An Olympic swimming pool which the national selection uses but is also for public use, entry is 16 US$ per month, opening hours are from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

 Boliche Dent

Ph (506) 2290-1591,Ph/fax (506) 2290-1593, Ph (506) 2234-9824.Located in B° Dent. THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURE TOURNAMENT is celebrated every year during the month of October in San José. It started in 1979, and was created because of the national importance of ten pin bowling and to let people know more about Costa Rica within the Latin American field of ten pin bowling. With the efforts of the Committee Organizer, they formed one of the most significant and relevant events in America.