San Jose

Capital City & International Airport

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Capital Of Costa Rica

San Jose Costa Rica, the capital of the country and found in the Central Valley.  It has become a modern, cosmopolitan city and is presently home a third of the country’s entire population. This Latin American city is a pleasant place to live, and many foreigners have settled in the neighboring areas and suburbs. For example the Western areas of town in Escazu and Santa Ana. Also in Heredia located in the mountains where it is evidently cooler and with more rainfall.

What To Do In San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose provides a surprisingly good assortment of museums, theaters, and different types of interests. Such as the Lankester Botanical Garden, the Central Market, Cloud Forest and a couple of nearby volcanoes.  This only adds to interesting day trips and Tours of San Jose Costa Rica.  

This Latin American city grew around its main plaza, La Plaza de la Cultura. This is where you can find the Gold Museum and the National Theater which is a mini replica of the Opera de Paris.  Nearby you will find Avenida Central which is a pedestrian shopping street that eventually leads to the Central Market. Here you can buy unique indigenous herbs and remedies, souvenirs, and typical food.  The nightlife in San Jose consists of amazing restaurants of international cuisines, bars, and casinos.

Where To Stay In San Jose

San Jose is relatively quite small compared to many other capital cities. However, the whole region is home to over a million people. Upon arriving in San Jose, you can find different airport hotels to stay at. Throughout the city, you have the option to choose between an apart hotel, an all-inclusive, a small boutique hotel, short or long-term rentals, or even one of the finest hotels in Costa Rica.  

The western suburbs of Santa Ana and Belen are where you can find some of the most luxurious hotels such as the Marriot, Real InterContinental, and Hotel Doubletree Cariari.  If you prefer to stay in the center of town, you have many options. For Example the Holiday Inn Aurola Hotel and the Barcelo San Jose Palacio. They are of the all-inclusive type of hotels, and you have the Hotel Grano de Oro, the Hotel Don Carlos, or the Hotel Alta in Santa Ana. Small distinctive hotels that are a bit more intimate and offer more privacy to their guests.

Secrets Of San Jose

Don’t skip out on passing through San Jose!  Many tourists have been flying directly to Liberia, without seeing what the capital has to offer.  For example, Barrio Amon has beautiful first-class neoclassical architecture, and some of these residences have turned into small hotels.  Take some time to visit some of San Jose’s museums. Such as the Gold Museum, the National Museum, and the Jade Museum.  Elegant orchids can be found on the eastern side at the Lankester Botanical Garden.  If you have the chance to travel to San Jose. You will find out that this capital city is filled with life and color.


Map of San José, Costa Rica

San Jose Costa Rica Map

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Nearby Lodging

Alta Hotel Costa Rica

Hotel Alta las Palomas

Escazu, San Jose. Favorite. Boutique Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge. TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
From: $200 - $300
Hampton Inn San Jose Costa Rica Exterior

Hampton Inn

Alajuela, San Jose. Favorite. Pool, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
2
From: $125 - $200
Hilton Garden Inn Exterior View

Hilton Garden Inn

San Jose. Favorite. Pool. Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer.
3
From: $125 - $200
Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola

Holiday Inn Aurola

San Jose. Favorite. Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Concierge.
4
4
From: $125 - $200
Hotel Grano de Oro Bedroom

Hotel Grano de Oro

San Jose. Favorite. Boutique Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
5
From: $200 - $300
Autentico Hotel Exterior

Hotel Auténtico

San Jose. Favorite. Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge. TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge.
3
From: Under $125
Courtyard Marriott Alajuela Exterior

Courtyard Marriott Alajuela

Alajuela, San Jose. Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
3
4
From: $125 - $200
Residence Inn Exterior

Residence Inn

Escazu, San Jose. Family Friendly, Luxury Spa, Pool, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Business Center. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
3
From: $200 - $300
Hotel Presidente Exterior

Hotel Presidente

San Jose. Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
3
4
From: Under $125
Hotel Tryp Sabana Bedroom

Hotel Tryp Sabana

San Jose. Restaurant, Shop. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge.
4
4
From: $125 - $200
Marriott Costa Rica San Jose

Marriott Costa Rica

San Jose. Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop, Tennis. TV, DVD Player, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
From: $200 - $300
Studio Hotel at Night

Studio Hotel

San Jose. Boutique Pool, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Facilities For Disabled, Business Center, 2 Bedrooms / Family Suites. A/C, TV, DVD Player, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Hair Dryer. Concierge, Room Service, Event Organizers, Wedding Planners.
5
From: $125 - $200
Courtyard Marriott Escazu Two Bed Bedroom

Courtyard Marriott

Escazu, San Jose. Pool, Restaurant. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge.
3
4
From: $125 - $200
Holiday Inn Escazu Bedroom

Holiday Inn

Escazu, San Jose. Pool, Restaurant. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
4
5
From: $125 - $200
Barceló San José Exterior

Barceló San José

San Jose. Spa, Pool, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Shop, Tennis. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
3
From: $200 - $300
Best Western Irazu Bedroom

Best Western Irazu

San Jose. Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Casino, Tennis. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
3
From: $125 - $200
Gran Hotel Costa Rica Exterior

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

San Jose. Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Facilities For Disabled, Business Center. TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service, Event Organizers.
4
4
From: Under $125
casa conde costa rica

Hotel Casa Conde

San Jose. Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop. TV, DVD Player, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge.
4
4
From: Under $125
Hotel Crowne Plaza Two Bedroom

Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici

San Jose. Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Casino, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
5
From: $125 - $200
hotel don carlos costa rica

Hotel Don Carlos

San Jose. Boutique Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge.
3
2
From: Under $125
Hotel Sleep Inn Bedroom

Hotel Sleep Inn

San Jose. Restaurant, Casino, Shop. TV, Safe Box. Concierge, Room Service.
4
4
From: $125 - $200
Park Inn Costa Rica Bedroom

Park Inn

San Jose. Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
3
From: $125 - $200

Activities Nearby

Britt Coffee Cup

Britt Coffee Tour

San Jose. Favorite. Cultural, Nature Guide, Drinks, Snack, Transfer.
3
From: Under $50

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