Enjoy yourself more, stress less and wander wisely in San Jose! Get your trip off to the perfect start by learning a little about this unique destination.
San Jose is located approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Cartago and 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Atenas.
Ready to rub shoulders with the locals? 340,000 people call this part of Central Valley home.
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There's nothing quite like falling into bed after an intense day of sightseeing. With an impressive 102 accommodations in San Jose, you can have your pick of the cushiest of them.
You're on vacation! It's the best time to treat yourself to life's little luxuries. Spend a couple of nights at the Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall (In Front of Multiplaza Shopping) or the Hotel Grano de Oro (Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4) and enjoy excellent service and a stylish room. More of a cost-conscious adventurer? The Hotel Kekoldi Garden (Avenida 9 entre calle 5 y 7) and the Hostel El Mundo en un Castillo (50 mts Norte del banco Popular) may be the properties for you.
Arriving at Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ)? Once you disembark, the middle of San Jose is about 4 miles (6 kilometers) southeast from here. Hail down a taxi and enjoy the drive — your adventure has only just begun!
Getting off the beaten path is a great way to experience the local culture. So, how about doing it from behind a steering wheel? Organize a car rental via Travelocity and get set to crank up your favorite playlist in San Jose.
If you're arriving by air, you can easily collect a car from Tobias Bolanos International Airport. Economy Rent a car is a reliable choice.
Sometimes the easiest place to get your rental vehicle is right in the city center. Dollar Rent A Car is a convenient outlet found at Paseo Colon Avenue 36 And 38 Street. Another option is Payless at Between Calles 36 And 38.
Ardent sightseers will want to check out the Museum of Costa Rican Art and the Gold Museum. Would you like more things to do in this bustling city? The National Center of Art and Culture and the Jade Museum won't let you down.
If you have an inquiring mind, it's worth a trip to National Museum of Costa Rica. You never know what you'll discover while you're there! Seeking some more options? Eager to find out more about precious species? Take a guided tour at Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and enjoy the opportunity to see these marvelous creatures up close. And there's more. The intimacy and accomplishment of live theater has to be experienced. Buy your tickets for a show at National Theater and experience its wonder and charm for yourself!
Traveling isn't just about unwinding; it's about journeying outside your comfort zone and trying out something different. Are you all set for some epic new experiences?
Looking forward to some thrilling adventures in San Jose? We highly recommend trying out a few of these things:
Done all there is to do in San Jose itself? If you have a couple more days on your hands, there's plenty more available in the surrounding areas. You might be unaware that you're just 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Sabana Redonda. It's an ideal base point to get to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. This attraction is loved by travelers and locals alike.
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Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza Real Cariari, Ojo de Agua Spa Park, and Amusement Park San Jose. ARA Project ...
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica$80
Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Children's Museum (Museo de los Ninos), National Theater, and Mercado ...
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica$89
This family-friendly Ciudad Cariari hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Real Cariari, Ultrapark Free Zone & Business Center, and Global ...
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center$87
A restful alternative to the busier resorts of Costa Rica, Hotel Luisiana is 10 minutes' drive from the international airport and only 20 minutes from downtown ...
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Theater, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). ...
Barcelo San Jose Palacio is situated on tropically landscaped grounds, 3 km (2 mi) from the museums, markets, and theaters of downtown San Jose; the airport ...
Barceló San José$83
Situated in San Jose, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Morazan Park, Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and Parque Nacional. University ...
Hotel Del Rey - Adults Only$94
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alajuela Cathedral, City Mall, and Central Park. Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto and National Center ...
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport$119
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Central Park, Alajuela Cathedral, and Ojo de Agua Spa Park. Business Center Forum 2 is 6.4 mi ...
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela$143
Located in the heart of San Jose, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art, National Theater, and Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). ...
Park Inn By Radisson San Jose$68
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