Explore Escazú, Costa Rica's Enticingly Elevated Shopping Destination

Escazú, Costa Rica is where the most modern shopping in the country may be found. Avenida Escazú is a shopping destination boasting an I-MAX 3D theater amidst a long walking-street of upscale boutiques and trendy cafes, and sleek modern loft apartments line the upper levels of Avenida Escazú. Some evenings, live music acts take to to a series of outdoor stages, and DJs mix at sunset happy hour showcase events. Further afield, seek out the castle-like studio of J. Lang Atelier and Showroom and browse her exquisite line of handmade leather purses. Visit the Altea furniture showroom and pose on sofas custom designed for lounging in high style. Pick up reading for your trip and vintage souvenirs from the shelves of charming Driftwood Books- if you can't find something there, head to the well-stocked Libreria International. On Saturdays just south of the San Miguel church, the Feria Orgánica de Escazú, or Central Farmers Market of Escazú is a showcase of seasonal produce and an opportunity to browse locally grown fruit; a must visit for foodies and organic food enthusiasts. Not far from Escazú, Biesanz Woodworks offers a stunning collection of bowls, boxes, and humidors in the artist's Shaker-inspired style. 

Stock up on books in any language for the rest of your Costa Rican vacation at this large and comprehensive outpost for books. From best sellers to autobiographies and language books to help you get by, Libreria International has something for...  Read More

Sometimes it seems like there are as many babies as there are any other living beings in Costa Rica! If someone you know has one or is planning to, there may be no better place to pick up a gift for the wee one than at Baby Boom. Stocked full of...  Read More

Ever wonder where Costa Rican women go shoe shopping, much less how they manage to maneuver the city's treacherous hilly streets in sky high heels, or dance from dusk til dawn while sporting an extra three inches off the ground? Stiletto in the...  Read More

Altea Design is where you can come to dream about how you'll deck out your new home in Costa Rica. Showrooms display cutting edge modern sofas, tables, chairs, and all things home decor, with lots of bright colors to complement the country's...  Read More

Multiplaza Mall
Photo courtesy of Sophia LaMonica

Multiplaza Mall is located in Escazú along the Santa Ana Highway, and it's a expansive, recently renovated mall with a large number of shops catering to a well-heeled set of Costa Ricans and tourists, who will find designer favorite storefronts...  Read More

J. Lang Atelier & Showroom in Escazu is a dream come true for handbag lovers in Costa Rica. Each piece is designed by Jennifer Lang, who draws her inspiration from the natural beauty of her new home. There are a variety of styles to choose...  Read More

Though other farmers markets have begun to spring up on different days of the week, the original and biggest is the Ezcazu Central Farmers Market, held each Saturday from 7 am to 1pm just south of the San Miguel Church in the center of Escazu....  Read More

Highly regarded as one of the best woodworking artist galleries in Costa Rica, Biesanz Woodwork is the place to go to pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Barry Biesanz, the artist behind the work, is inspired by the simple Shaker aesthetic, and...  Read More

Avenida Escazú is Costa Rica's newest and most modern shopping development, considered by some shoppers to be a highlight of a visit to Escazú, already home to the Multiplaza Mall and many other shops. Avenida Escazú follows the newish trend...  Read More


Meet Sophia LaMonica

On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica...  More About Sophia
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