SHOPPING CENTRES COSTA RICA
Touted as the largest mall in Central America, the Terra Mall is one of the newest malls on the Costa Rican shopping scene. Located off the highway to Cartago, the mall offers 125 shops including Guess, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Payless and the mega department store Alyss. Fifteen movie theaters and a VIP viewing lounge offer the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Parking is available for 1500 vehicles and a large food court includes a variety of local and international fast-food chains such as Spoon, Rostipollos, Oliva Verde, Inka Grill, Quiznos, Subway, McDonalds, Hooligans and Pops ice cream. The mall is open everyday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Mall San Pedro
The first true mall in Costa Rica, this three level behemoth lies next to the San Pedro traffic circle and includes numerous specialty shops, boutiques, a two level food court, a ten-screen movie theater and a disco on the top floor. Open everyday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Multiplaza del Este
Younger sibling to her sister in the west, this medium size mall offers upscale shops and boutiques, a food court, movie theaters and supermarket. Located on the road from Zapote to Curridabat. Open everyday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Plaza del Sol
Located in an exclusive section of Curridabat, this single level shopping center includes a small food court, 52 shops and a large supermarket.
Located on the old road to Santa Ana, this small shopping center includes fashionable boutiques, shops and two movie theaters.
Plaza Real Cariari
Located on the highway to the airport about 20 minutes from downtown San José. Includes three levels with movie theaters and large food court. Department stores include Alyss, Blooms and Brand Fashion. Open everyday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Mall International Alajuela
Located near the airport in Alajuela, this somewhat run down two-level mall includes a small food court, shops and a movie theater.