... Costa Rica Travel ...
Rica Shopping Malls ...
a respite from the beaches, volcanoes and myriad jungle tours?
Need to pickup some last minute item? Or maybe you’re looking
for a spot to simply relax and spend time people-watching. Over
the last decade or so, sprawling shopping centers and multi-level
malls have sprung up across Costa Rica’s central valley
offering shopping, entertainment and food all under one comfortable
San José boasts a wide variety of stylish shopping centers
and malls ideal for enjoying a luscious café latte, browsing
among local arts and crafts, or purchasing the latest top selling
the largest mall in Central America, the Terra Mall is one of
the newest malls on the Costa Rican shopping scene. Located off
the highway to Cartago, the mall offers 125 shops including Guess,
Kenneth Cole, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Payless and the mega
department store Alyss. Fifteen movie theaters and a VIP viewing
lounge offer the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Parking is available
for 1500 vehicles and a large food court includes a variety of
local and international fast-food chains such as Spoon, Rostipollos,
Oliva Verde, Inka Grill, Quiznos, Subway, McDonalds, Hooligans
and Pops ice cream. The mall is open everyday from 10:00 am to
true mall in Costa Rica, this three level behemoth lies next to
the San Pedro traffic circle and includes numerous specialty shops,
boutiques, a two level food court, a ten-screen movie theater
and a disco on the top floor. Open everyday from 9:00 am to 8:30
to her sister in the west, this medium size mall offers upscale
shops and boutiques, a food court, movie theaters and supermarket.
Located on the road from Zapote to Curridabat. Open everyday from
10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
mall just up from the Mall San Pedro. Includes shops, small food
court and movie theaters.
an exclusive section of Curridabat, this single level shopping
center includes a small food court, 52 shops and a large supermarket.
the highway to Santa Ana, this upscale two level mall boasts 246
shops, a supermarket, movie theaters and a large food court. Department
stores and shops include: Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, Kenneth
Cole and Cemaco. Open everyday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
shopping center offers two move theaters, a large supermarket,
small food court and a number of small shops. Located on the Romhoser
Boulevard about a 20-minute walk from the U.S. Embassy. Open everyday
from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
completed shopping center offers a wide variety of shops, food
court, and supermarket. Located on the Pavas road about a half-mile
west of the U.S. embassy.
strip mall with a hotel, a number of fine restaurants and upscale
shops. Located across from The Multiplaza mall on the road to
the old road to Santa Ana, this small shopping center includes
fashionable boutiques, shops and two movie theaters.
Comercial del Sur
One of the
oldest shopping centers in the country, the Centro Comercial del
Sur includes two levels of shops, supermarket and a several fine
restaurants. Located near the Desamparados traffic circle.
the highway to the airport about 20 minutes from downtown San
José. Includes three levels with movie theaters and large
food court. Department stores include Alyss, Blooms and Brand
Fashion. Open everyday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
the airport in Alajuela, this somewhat run down two-level mall
includes a small food court, shops and a movie theater.
de las Flores Mall
the road to Heredia, the Paséo de las Flores Mall is the
most recently built of Costa Rica’s malls. This two level
mall includes shops such as Aeropostale, Nautica, Brusini, Levi’s
and Dockers. Fast food restaurants include Taco Bell, Burger King,
Quiznos, Hamburger Factory, Pizza Hut and KFC. Open from 10:30
am to 9:30 pm.
type mega-supermarket has expanded to include everything from
clothing and accessories to electrical appliances and gourmet
foods. Three locations: San Sebastian, Heredia and on the road
Cosco in the U.S., offers wholesale groceries and home products
for card-carrying members. Three locations: Zapote, Heredia, Escazú.