Guidebook for San Pablo

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Guidebook for San Pablo

Essentials
AMPM
This is where ambulances will take you if you have an emergency. Expect to spend a very long time in the waiting room.
San Vicente de Paúl Hospital
This is where ambulances will take you if you have an emergency. Expect to spend a very long time in the waiting room.
Sells in bulk and requires a membership.
Pricesmart
Sells in bulk and requires a membership.
Sells a lot of imported food and trendy health foods. Go here if the regular supermarket doesn't have what you need.
Auto Mercado - Plaza Bratsi
Sells a lot of imported food and trendy health foods. Go here if the regular supermarket doesn't have what you need.
Getting Around
Trains run morning and evening M-F and mornings on Saturdays, toward San José and Alajuela (through downtown Heredia).
Miraflores
Trains run morning and evening M-F and mornings on Saturdays, toward San José and Alajuela (through downtown Heredia).
Buses to Santo Domingo, San Pablo, Tibás, and San José.
Parada La Guacamaya
Buses to Santo Domingo, San Pablo, Tibás, and San José.
Food Scene
Street market every Saturday morning. Best prices for produce, with a few other things for sale.
Feria del Agricultor de Heredia
Street market every Saturday morning. Best prices for produce, with a few other things for sale.
Casa Dominga
Shopping
Household goods. Cheap.
Pequeño Mundo
Household goods. Cheap.
Includes MasXMenos supermarket, a cinema, and trampoline park (Jump Center). Also banks and stores where you can buy a SIM card for your phone.
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Paseo de las Flores
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Includes MasXMenos supermarket, a cinema, and trampoline park (Jump Center). Also banks and stores where you can buy a SIM card for your phone.
Stalls sell a variety of things including produce and meat, souvenirs, snacks and traditional food food for lunch, bulk spices, birdseed, sewing supplies, you name it.
Heredia Central Market
Stalls sell a variety of things including produce and meat, souvenirs, snacks and traditional food food for lunch, bulk spices, birdseed, sewing supplies, you name it.
Arts & Culture
Learn about Costa Rican history and traditional culture.
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Museum of Popular Culture
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Learn about Costa Rican history and traditional culture.
National University of Costa Rica
Entertainment & Activities
Cinepolis
Roller skating rink.
Patines Magic
Roller skating rink.
Trampoline park. About $11 for one hour.
Jump Center Heredia (Paseo de las Flores)
Trampoline park. About $11 for one hour.
I haven't been on these, but they're popular.
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Britt Coffee Tour
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I haven't been on these, but they're popular.
Parks & Nature
A short trail through the pine forest leads to an open area next to the famous cross where you can relax and enjoy the view of the Central Valley. Open 8-4, about $5 for foreigners. You can also rent a "rancho" with barbecue grill and picnic table.
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Monte de la Cruz
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A short trail through the pine forest leads to an open area next to the famous cross where you can relax and enjoy the view of the Central Valley. Open 8-4, about $5 for foreigners. You can also rent a "rancho" with barbecue grill and picnic table.
Similar to Monte de la Cruz but less well known, with plenty of space for picnics and fútbol and a 6 km trail.
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Bosque de la Hoja
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Similar to Monte de la Cruz but less well known, with plenty of space for picnics and fútbol and a 6 km trail.
Good place to people watch. There are free concerts here sometimes.
Nicolás Ulloa Central Park
Good place to people watch. There are free concerts here sometimes.