When Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are in town, they undoubtedly go to Avenida Escazú. It wouldn't be surprising to discover that Mel Gibson's been spotted there, too. Not only have the expats taken over this beautiful little enclave in the rolling green valleys just west of San Jose, Costa Rica, they've make it a destination for visitors to Costa Rica in search of upscale accommodations, fine dining and excellent nightlife.
Although Americans and Canadians make up a significant portion of Escazú's population, it's a diverse blend of tastes that are catered to at Avenida Escazú; restaurants run the gamut from fast food franchises to five-star sushi and a growing cadre of chef-owned spots dedicated to presenting only the freshest food, like Product C. Multiple movie theaters show films in English, and there's an ultra-modern IMAX theater, too. While exploring the rest of the country by day can be exhausting and exhilarating, a drink and dinner at the Jazz Cafe may be an ideal way to unwind and listen to some excellent live music. if you should decide to stay, as so many of us do, why not check into the Residence Inn Marriott Costa Rica, walking distance from Avenida Escazú.