Pedestrian Mall - Avenida Central, San José

4 Reviews

Avenida Central – Calle 4-9

Been here? Rate It!

  • These cows are everywhere!
    These cows are everywhere!
    by Tom_In_Madison
  • musicians
    by Tom_In_Madison
  • Pedestrian Mall - Avenida Central
    by Josilver
  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo

    Vehicle-free walk

    by Tom_In_Madison Written Nov 20, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    These cows are everywhere!
    1 more image

    There is a very nice car & bus-free walk down the main street, Central Calle. It’s about 8 blocks long, no cars and no buses mean the diesel exhaust is a away from you. There are a couple plazas, the big Post Office, a plaza filled with pigeons and kids feeding them, and many shopping stores. Pedestrian only streets are always a draw, and I always found my way back here. The street right next to it had about 6 blocks of no cars too.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Josilver's Profile Photo

    Avenid Central - the heart of the city

    by Josilver Written Jul 5, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You guessed it - Avenida central is in the center of the city. It runs roughly east west and all the streets are numbered starting form here. It is a paved pedestrian mall for about 4 or 5 blocks in the center. Along the avenida you will find a lot of resturuants, banks clothing shops, and department type stores. In the street there are locals, street performers, hawkers of all sorts of useless things, many people sitting at small tables selling lotto tickets, I thought they were phone cards, but I am told it is for the national lotto. A block or so from the east end of the paved section is the Artists markets, past the west end is the cemtral markets.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • penumbra's Profile Photo

    Pedestrian Mall - Avenida Central

    by penumbra Written Oct 4, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Street Performer, Avenida Central - Calle 3
    3 more images

    From dawn until well into the evening, there are vendors selling their goods to the people walking up and down the Avenida Central pedestrian mall. Since cars are banned from the avenue, it seems at once both safer and cleaner. Certainly on Sunday much of San Jose comes out with their family for a walk and an ice cream.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • mim95's Profile Photo

    Pedestrian mall on Avenida Central

    by mim95 Updated Mar 21, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The busy pedestrian-only Avenida Central

    For several blocks east and west of Plaza de la Cultura, Avenida Central is a pedestrian-only walkway, with shops and restaurants lining on both sides of the street. Both Ticos and tourists come here to shop and eat. You can find American fast-food restaurants such as McDonald's and Burger King, Tico fast-food chains, ice-cream parlors, sodas, bakery and supermarkets. There are also electronics, clothings, atheletic, book, crafts and department stores.

    This is definitely the safest street of the whole San Jose, as police is present on every other block or so.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: San José

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

80 travelers online now

Comments (1)

View all San José hotels