The entrance to the Museum is close to Central Park----There was a crowd of school kids so we just followed them to the Museo del Oro, which also includes exhibits about coins and archeological sites in Costa Rica. Lots of actual gold items that have been found in the country dating from BC times with bilingual explanations...also clay figures interpreting past cultures. They were just preparing for a show about local cats when we visited.
If you're interested in the precolumbian history of Costa Rica or you just like al these golden glitter pay a visit to the wonderfull 'goldmuseum' just under the 'plaza de la cultura' in the heart of the city.
A 3-floor museum with lots of gold pieces that were found in Costa Rica from the original inhabitants. There was a big exhibit on money too, with all types of old coins and new notes they used in Costa Rica. The bottom floor has a huge wall that resembles the rainforest and the animals that inhabit it. Nice little gift shop too.
$7 I think.
9:30 - 5pm
An underground museum. The Central Bank's collection of pre-columbian gold is stored in a vault beneath the Plaza Las Culturas. This extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts is worth a visit.