6 Best Places to Shop in North and East of Downtown, San Jose

Artesanía Zurquí

You'll find a well-rounded selection of ceramics, wood, and leather at Artesanía Zurquí.

San Vicente de Moravia, 11401, Costa Rica

Feria Verde

Barrio Aranjuez

It's a tad out of the way, but just up the street from the Hotel Aranjuez is the city's best Saturday morning farmers' market. Stock up on organic fruits and veggies and take in the local scene. For something tropical, try some coconut water—you'll get a coconut whacked in half by a machete, and you can sip the water through a straw. Things get underway at 7 am and wind down at 12:30.

North end of C. 19, San José, 10101, Costa Rica


Barrio Escalante

Ensconced inside Barrio Escalante's trendy Kalú restaurant, the equally trendy Kiosco proffers a good selection of locally made woodwork, fabrics, and ceramics.

C. 31, Avda. 5, San José, 10101, Costa Rica

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Mi Pueblo Verde

This is a standout among the Moravia shops for its fine carvings made from native cocobolo and guapinol wood. Check out the unusual salad bowls.

San Vicente de Moravia, 11401, Costa Rica

Mundo de Recuerdos

If you can't find it at Mundo de Recuerdos, it probably doesn't exist. Here's the largest of the Moravia shops with simply everything—at least of standard souvenir fare—you could ask for under one roof.

San Vicente de Moravia, 11401, Costa Rica


The mammoth trilevel 160-store Terramall is the far eastern suburbs' prime shopping destination.