Hiking through a tropical rain forest, marveling at the view of an active volcano, or sun-bathing on miles of pristine white sand beaches—when you visit San José, Costa Rica, you don't have to choose; you can have it all. San José is a lively cultural and entertainment center with about one million residents, and various activities for adventure-seeking tourists, couples on romantic retreats, or the entire family. Book the perfect room in one of San José’s fabulous hotels and plan your dream vacation.
Things to See
San José is full of lush greenery and conveniently located close to the sea, but tourists often find themselves visiting San José’s multitude of fascination museums. From the amazing historic artifacts within the Precolumbian Gold Museum and Jade Museum to late 19th century-built Teatro Nacional building, San José is full of opportunities to gain into their rich culture. For outdoor enthusiasts, be to visit the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, Orosi River Valley, and Parque La Sabana for ultimate exploring experiences.
Hotels in San José
San José hotels come in a variety of settings suitable to your vacation needs. There are modern hotels in the downtown business and entertainment districts, family-friendly hotels, and resorts within the Multiplaza Mall area, with food, drinks, shopping and more activities not far away.
Where to Stay
You'll find great hotels near San José’s airport, Juan Santamaría International Airport. Additionally, visitors can choose to stay near San José’s exciting nightlife with a stunning vantage point of Central Valley. With a variety of hotel options from small and cozy to grand and luxurious, anyone travelling for business or pleasure is sure to find a great hotel to fulfill any need.
How to Get to San José
Most people arrive in Costa Rica via plane or cruise ship, as driving between countries poses challenges for many travelers. San José’s airport, Juan Santamaría International Airport, is about an hour away from the Pacific coast by ground transportation. A majority of Costa Ricans use the public bus system to get around San José and other nearby towns and cities. Tourists who prefer to rent an automobile should be aware that Costa Rica’s roads are harsh—you are likely to find large potholes along the streets; consider a four-wheel drive vehicle for navigating to and from popular adventure destinations.
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