Fodor's Expert Review Barrio Chino

Downtown Neighborhood/Street

We should get one thing straight about the capital's Chinatown: San José is not San Francisco. But the Chinese government has financed the transformation of five blocks of Calle 9 into a pleasant pedestrian mall. A large arch modeled on the architecture of the Tang Dynasty marks the north entrance to the street and several Chinese–Costa Rican businesses line the walkway.


Quick Facts

C. 9, Avdas. 2–12
San José, San José  10104, Costa Rica

What’s Nearby

Book an Experience at San Jose VIEW ALL

Find a Hotel

Around the Web