Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

San Jose Shopping

Calle Nacional de Artesanía y Pintura (National Street of Artisanry and Painting)

  • C. 13, Avdas. Ctl.–2 Map It
  • San José
  • Gifts/Souvenirs

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Some 100 souvenir vendors congregate in a block-long covered walkway on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia. As you approach, the whole affair looks like a string of metal shacks, but some of the sellers offer bargains in hammocks, wood carvings, and clothing. In a perpetual tug-of-war, the city proposes moving the stalls to a less visible location at Avenida 4 and Calle 7. The vendors balk and the city relents, only to have the dispute come up again a few months later.

Shopping Information

Address:

C. 13, Avdas. Ctl.–2, western side of Plaza de la Democracia, San José, 10101, Costa Rica

Map It

Shopping Details:

  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5

Updated 04/10/2014

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all shopping in San Jose

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.