Central Valley Shopping

From upscale to bargain bin, from local souvenirs to timeless finds, we’ve culled our favorite shopping locations in Central Valley.

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Biesanz Woodworks

  • Crafts

Expat artist Barry Biesanz creates unique, world-class items from Costa Rican hardwoods, which are turned (a form of woodworking) on-site.

Casa del Soñador

  • Crafts

Stop in at this unique artisan shop, a picturesque wood cottage embellished with monumental carvings by local wood sculptor Macedonio...

Cerámica Las Palomas

  • Ceramics/Glassware

Large glazed pots with ornate decorations that range from traditional patterns to modern motifs are the specialties here. Flowerpots...

Chaverrí Oxcart Factory

  • Crafts

In the nicest of the many stores south of town, you can wander through the workshops and see the artisans in action. Despite the name,...

City Mall

  • Shopping Centers/Malls

Central America's largest shopping mall weighs in at 330 stores and is most notable for its indoor snow-themed amusement park.

Feria del Agricultor

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

An abundance of locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, and even livestock is for sale here at San Ramon's farmers' market. The livestock...

Goodlight Books

  • Books/Stationery

One of Costa Rica’s largest used-book stores stocks around 9,000 volumes, and a huge number of those are in English. It’s also a...


  • Shopping Centers/Malls

Costa Rica's most upscale mall—think Kenneth Cole, Giorgio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, and many of their Costa Rican counterparts—looms...

Paseo de Las Flores

  • Shopping Centers/Malls

This airy, pleasant, and huge shopping mall with 320 stores is on the main road south of town. It has a branch of almost every international...

Plaza de la Artesanía

  • Shopping Centers/Malls

Sarchí's answer to a shopping mall gathers a dozen artisan and souvenir shops under one roof. Expect to find oxcarts, the town's signature...


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