Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas
Avenida 3 entre calles 9 y
Phone: (506) 25 216500
Avenida 3 entre calles 9 y 11 Frente al Parque Morazan, San Jose, CR
- Phone: (506) 25 216500
This small theater was founded by a group of independent performing artists. The idea behind the creation of this theater was to provide a venue in which to present original Costa Rican plays. Nowadays this theater offers various functions each week, almost always featuring humorous plays or satires related to Costa Rican society and Tico daily life. The theater offers a small café where you can enjoy a delicious Costa Rican coffee during the intermission. Telephone for additional information.
La Máscara (The Mask) is one of the most permanent and recognized independent theater groups in the capital. This theatre was granted to the group by the National Theater Company after a selection of projects presented by the independent groups in 1982. The theater group also offers classes where the students are the actors of the productions performed. The group's plays vary and feature classic works, experimental works and commercial comedies. It also presents plays for children. The modular space allows the company to feature two stages with a total seating capacity of 250 people. The decoration is simple; formal dress is not required.
While Wednesdays are half-price, every other night allows you to catch up on the activities of James Bond, the aliens and all your favorite movie characters. Most of what is on show are the formulaic offerings churned out by Hollywood, with subtitles in Spanish- always good if you need a rest. Its central location makes it very convenient.
First and foremost, this theater offers the best of Central American architectural details, for you to feast your eyes upon. Ask at the ticket office for information about what productions are currently on display. Shows vary from orchestral music to reggae, as well as from classical to modern theater. A night out here would be an excellent choice for just about anybody, and the ticket prices are very reasonable.
Everybody loves the movies, and when you are far away from home there is nothing as relaxing as sinking into a cinema seat, and letting the movie swoop you away into a familiar world of goodies and baddies, aliens and heroes. Cine Omni has three showings a day; contact them for specific details of what is showing. They usually offer standard Hollywood films, so come here for entertainment rather than intellectual stimulation!
This French cultural agency offers exhibitions, concerts, theatrical shows and more. Many but not all sponsored events have a French theme. If you want to know more about this month's activities, get in touch with a representative, or go directly to the Alianza. The Alianza Francesa is an important cultural venue in the city, and you're always sure to find something interesting to do, see or hear there. French classes are also available.
Housed in a grand building from 1928, this theater is an important piece of San Jose's cultural heritage. With the capacity to hold 1,180 spectators, this theater is one of the largest in all of Costa Rica.
Palacio de los Deportes is an indoor arena that is the host of numerous events, ranging from sports to music. Check out the website to make reservations for upcoming events.
This art-house movie theater shows independent movies from the United States and around the world. They also feature Spanish movies and European films. You will need to check the local newspapers for details of listings. You may not have heard of the movies being shown, but if you are not a big fan of Hollywood-style blockbusters, you will probably be happy to take a risk. Subtitles are, of course, in Spanish.
This small cinema, named after the famous English actor, shows independent American, European and Spanish movies. Almodóvar, for example, would be a typical offering. If you are a cinema buff, you will enjoy the offbeat selection here. Check the local newspaper for information about what is showing, or just turn up at the appointed time. Movies in languages other than Spanish have Spanish subtitles.
This museum (called "el MAC") is committed to preserving the national arts heritage of Costa Rica. It holds two separate collections, one of Costa Rican art and another for foreign art works. The national collection includes approximately 2,575 pieces, including sculptures, paintings and woodcarvings. Only about half the collection shows at any given time. Additionally, El Salon Dorado (Gold Room) is used to present concerts and conferences. The Alternative Space section was recently inaugurated for temporary exhibitions. Contact the museum for current exhibits and upcoming concerts.
Recently opened, this has quickly become a favorite with Latin jazz fans. Here, great artists such as Chucho Valdés e Irakere and the Argentinean Diego Urcola have held their shows while in Costa Rica. It has an excellent New York-jazz club atmosphere with beautiful architecture. The café is decorated with paintings and original sculptures. This is a place with a casual bohemian ambiance, specially designed to guarantee the perfect sound of music.