Coco Capsule

May 16, 2012

Speeding from points A to B, we’re often too focused on our destination to notice what we pass. Today, we’ll explore one of those places. Pacífico Village is the largest building in Playas del Coco, though none of what it holds is visible from the street.

It’s home to Citron, one of the most popular and well-priced restaurants in town. It’s open for dinner with courtyard and indoor seating.  A more casual and alcohol-free spot is Congo, a restaurant that’s part of a national chain and serves lighter meals throughout the day.

It’s also a great place to buy quality handicrafts from all over Costa Rica. Two clothing stores, Fusion and image, have recently opened as well. image highlights designer clothing for women while Fusion is a mix of women’s and men’s clothing and shoes, with perhaps the best selection of athletic shoes around.  

Anchoring on the corner is Art Flower,  a shop using the owners’ design skills to create floral arrangements both simple and lavish for special events. Opposite that is the Pacífico Post Office, which provides personal PO Boxes, UPS services and some office supplies, while the upper level, still mostly unoccupied, is home to the newly relocated Costa Rica Academy of Music and Solers Law Firm.

Whether you’re there for a specific reason or just to wander, Pacífico Shops is among the most relaxing spots in the area, a perfect place to take that ice cream cone from POPS across the street and simply enjoy.  

–Kent Carthey

kcarthey@aol.com

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