Community and Lifestyle

Atmosphere and Things to do in San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica.

Many major colleges and universities of the Central Valley call San Pedro their home. It’s common to see students, professors and professionals heading to and from work or school each day as you make your way around the city. Here, you’ll find people from a variety of countries and parts of Costa Rica, especially near the University of Costa Rica’s campus.

San Pedro is loaded with things to do for just about everyone. There are your typical bars and local fast-food joints you associate with a college town. But there are also gourmet eateries, gastro pubs and boutiques that line the streets of San Pedro, particularly in the popular neighborhood of Los Yoses.  

Points of Interest and Attractions

La Sabana Metropolitan Park

La Sabana is the largest public park in the San Jose área. It makes a nice place for weekend picnics, jogging, horse rides for children and just some time away from the city.

Museo de Art Costarricense

El Museo de Arte Costriccense or the Costa Rican Art Museum cannot be missed. It is located near the Parque La Sabana and features art by Costa Ricans from the 19th century to modern day.

Jazz Café

The Jazz Café offers live music and fusion food for an enjoyable night out on the town. With two locations in San Pedro and Escazu, there’s always something new and exciting to hear.  

Clinica Biblica

Located in San Jose, La Clinica Biblica Hospital was founded in 1921 by missionaries. Regarded as one of the premier medical institutions in Latin America, many residents use Clinica Biblica as their primary hospital.