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Things to do in Montes de Oca

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Market
“Formerly a residential enclave, the streets of this increasingly hip neighborhood are now lined with dozens of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bars.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Oldest Mall in Costa Rica. It's between San José town and San Pedro, so lots of other things to go around when you finis visiting the Mall.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Has hundreds of different kinds of beer, and all kinds of appetizers to go with them. We especially like the ceviche con patacones. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
University
“The campus of the University of Costa RIca (UCR) is a very nice place to walk around. There are also many restaurants and coffee shops around the area.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Is is kind of a discount mall with all kind of stores , clothing , books , cellphones . Also cinemas !”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“"This intimate San Pedro venue presents a different band every night. Countless performers have taken to the stage here, including legendary Cuban bandleader Chucho Valdés and Colombian pop star Juanes. Its sister club in Escazú features a similar mix of local and international bands."”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Our favorite!!! Awesome vegetarian food. Enjoy a wonderful setting with fresh Costa Rican flavors.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the reasons people visit this restaurant is because it is vegan-friendly. It has the cutest patio and outdoor experience and a beautiful atmosphere. It is also a great brunch place! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Full on vegetarian restaurant. It's a chill place, great ambiance, good for either lunch or dinner. ($$)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This restaurant pub was one of the first places to open in the neighbourhood. Serves mediterranean style food, tapas. A favorite for art scene people, you often run into after theater groups.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Not as big as Automercado, but you'll find anything you'd need from a convenience store.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“HUGE, enormous hyper-market! Anything you need from toiletries to a fridge! OH! make sure you take the pedestrian bridge to cross! Don't try to cross the ring road!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Este amplio y muy bien surtido supermercado está ubicado a tan solo 800 mentros del apartamento. Si piensa cocinar en el apartamento, ahí podrá encontrar todos los comestibles que desee y todo lo necesario en abarrotes, carnes, bebidas, etc.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Nice park to walk, jog or have a picnic with the family. It has mountainous and flat trails.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“semi-private tranfer transportation providing hotel-to-hotel service. scheduled routes”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Has hundreds of different kinds of beer, and all kinds of appetizers to go with them. We especially like the ceviche con patacones. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Our favorite!!! Awesome vegetarian food. Enjoy a wonderful setting with fresh Costa Rican flavors.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the reasons people visit this restaurant is because it is vegan-friendly. It has the cutest patio and outdoor experience and a beautiful atmosphere. It is also a great brunch place! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Full on vegetarian restaurant. It's a chill place, great ambiance, good for either lunch or dinner. ($$)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“This restaurant pub was one of the first places to open in the neighbourhood. Serves mediterranean style food, tapas. A favorite for art scene people, you often run into after theater groups.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like beer, here you can taste and choose 5 of them on a nice tasting size. They also have a good hamburgers, I recommend to try them with sweet potatoes fries! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice vegetarian restaurant. They always try to keep on improving and innovating. Ask for the daily specials!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Beer Garden in Barrio Escalante, one of San Jose´s trendiest neighborhoods. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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