Avenida Escazu is one of (if not) the most prestigious shopping malls in the San Jose area, and it is certainly a place you will want to visit when in the area.
You will find Avenida Escazu off of routes 27 and 105 heading slightly northwest out of the San Jose central downtown area. It is situated next to Hospital CIMA (Centro Internacional de Medicina or International Medical Center in English) and a number of other businesses, shopping centers and grocery stores. Avenida Escazu is where you can find a variety of high end stores, gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, offices, entertainment and hotels.
Some of the cafes, restaurants, and delicatessens found in Avenida Escazu include Scatola Rossa, Saga, Starbucks, La Tetera and Café de la Torre. The range of styles of food that can be found in Avenida Escazu include Italian, Japanese, French, and at the Nova Sports Bar you can find regular bar fare while watching your favorite teams in action. At the delicatessens, cafes and ice cream parlors you will find a variety of sweet treats to leave you feeling all the more satiated.
Avenida Escazu not only presents many fine dining and upscale shopping opportunities, but you will also find that there is plenty of office space available. There are also a number of loft apartments and condos in the area that can serve the interests of those looking to make an extended stay in the Avenida Escazu area. The loft offerings at Avenida Escazu include single, duplex, flat, garden, plaza and penthouse lofts which combine modern décor with outstanding views.
For entertainment, you might head to Nova Cinemas and catch one of the latest films. There are also plenty of events happening in the open spaces of Avenida Escazu which are complete with art installations, fountains and other points of ambiance. Some events that take place at Avenida Escazu include artistic and culinary events for children and parents, concerts that accompany the setting sun and fresh organic markets with local artisanal products, art and epicurean delights.
Avenida Escazu has much to offer visitors to this up and coming shopping, gastronomy and entertainment (among others) locale in the central valley of Costa Rica.
Location: San Jose Central Valley
Stores: Lego Store, iShop, Boutique Cloi, gef, Barbie
Amenities: Cinema, Offices, Condos, Loft Apartments
Restaurants: Saga, L’ile de France, La Terrazza Toscana