Barrio Amón: the soul of San José

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Barrio Amón: the soul of San José

This small area of the Costa Rican capital seduces with its old buildings, its atmosphere that is at once retro and trendy, and its great restaurants.

A modern city of over 300,000 inhabitants, the capital of Costa Rica hides a little nugget in its heart, the Amón district, which is full of charmon a human scale. The old houses built by wealthy families in the 19th and early 20th centurieshave not been eroded by standardized structures, and it is very pleasant to take the time to discover edifices with classical, colonial, and Victorian styles.

These beautiful buildings have been taken over by family hotels, art galleries, trendy shops—like eñe, a contemporary concept store dedicated to Costa Rican designers and creators—but also bars, cafés, and restaurants, which are among the best in the city and even the country. The architectural stroll and the shopping spree then combine to become a magnificent gourmet walk.

Barrio Amón
San José