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“If you like shopping malls, this one gets the job done” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Multiplaza Shopping Mall Centro

Multiplaza Shopping Mall Centro
Boulevard Camino Real | Off Autopista Prospero Fernandez Hwy, Escazu, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Escazu
Type: Malls, Shopping
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“If you like shopping malls, this one gets the job done”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My fellow Trip Advisor reviewers have all done a great job reviewing the mall, its hundreds of shops and many amenities. Feels like it could be any mall anywhere in the world as it's thoroughly Westernized. Does not have a particular Costa Rican flavour to it. The food court was hugely disappointing. 80% of the restaurants are American brands and it did not feel totally clean. Would have loved to see more local options to choose from. Convenient that there's an Automercado (grocery store) on sight as well as movie theatres (showing, of course, American films). We spent several afternoon hours here due to a huge summer rainstorm. Had the weather been nice, we would have left earlier.

Mall is spacious, clean and modern. Exactly what you'd expect from an American style shopping mecca. Not cheap!

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“A very large shopping mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a very large mall located right next to the highway in Escazu. It has 365 shops and restaurants, with brand names that you can all over the world. The prices of products from these shops range from affordable to super expensive. For example, Esprit, Forever 21, Diesel, Zara, Nike, Apple, Samsung, Swarovski, Tiffany, Armani, Ferragamo... There are also food court with familiar American names, movie theatre and supermarket as well. Both pay and free parking are available in the mall.

I suppose it is a great destination if you live in Costa Rica. For tourists, it's just a mall like back home. Things seem to be more expensive compare to US/Canada.

Visited March 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Nice mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This mall may be large by Costa Rican standards but it is average-size by US/Canadian and Asian standards. However, it has a nice variety of stores, good-sized food court, and is clean and not crowded. The big plus is that there are two indoor play areas for children that are free! The stores are mostly American brands but there are some local stores as well.

Visited April 2013
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Laguna Beach, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Huge Mall with Tons of Shops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went here on my last trip to San Jose and it was a HUGE mall with a ton of places to go shopping. Was actually quite shocked at the size of this place and the shops they had there. It was a little Americanized, but what else should I expect from a mall like this.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“For a mall in Central America this is pretty great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

I live in Nicaragua now and most of my items must be imported. Shopping for clothes, gifts and other items is extremely limited. I came to San Jose for a few days and this shopping center was near my hotel so I took a look. This place has hundreds of stores over three levels. It has everything from an Audi store to Ferragamo. There's even a very good quality grocery store there. For Americans, the prices are higher than home due to the importation of the products but deals can be found. If you're looking to do some traditional commercial shopping, this is the place to go. On the other hand, you're in Costa Rica so get outdoors and enjoy the amazing country!

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