Quality Hotel Real San Jose
Autopista Prospero Fernandez
San Jose, 00000
Phone: (506) 22 046700
Fax: (506) 22 046800
Located in the city of Heredia, Centro De Convenciones Pedregal is a multipurpose convention center and a part of the Centro de Eventos. Considered to be one of the largest convention centers in the country, the center is host to plethora of events such as conventions, trade fairs and concerts. Easily accessible from San Jose via public transportation, the Centro De Convenciones Pedregal is a perfect place to host large scale events. Call to know more about the venue.
Opened in 1974, the Autódromo La Guácima is a modern race track and is touted to be one of the best tracks in the world. Offering different elevation changes and sharp curves, it certainly is a tough one to race across. Autódromo La Guácima also has on-site facilities like restaurant, VIP stands, special suites, wireless internet and so forth. While you are here, do attend the races and experience the speed euphoria!
Opened in March 2011, the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica is a popular venue for sporting as well as non-sporting events in the city. This stadium replaced the former Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, which was demolished in May 2008. This stadium has a capacity of 34,200, and is a premier venue for soccer matches, track and field events, and also for concerts and other cultural events.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Elvis Bar Karaoke is a hidden gem of the San Francisco area of San Jose, Costa Rica. The karaoke bar is entirely dedicated to the iconic singer, Elvis Presly - a lot of memorabilia and paraphernalia dedicate to Elvis form a part of the decor here. On offer, along with cheap drinks and food is a karaoke set up that features almost every song "the King" ever sang! Needless to say, Elvis Bar makes for an unforgettable experience indeed! A great way to kick off the weekend is belting out your favorite Elvis songs, so, stop by, and take the stage; this is sure to be a night to remember.
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!
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.
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.