¡Pura Vida! and a warm welcome to The Real InterContinental Hotel San Jose – Costa Rica. Here in the happiest country in Latin America, the staff and myself plan on making your stay as memorable as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact me if there’s anything you need.
InterContinental Real San Jose - Costa Rica is located in the heart of stylish Escazú, within walking distance of shopping centers, office centers, restaurants and nightlife.
A San Jose city tour will introduce you to the most important sights of our capital, the largest and most vibrant city of Costa Rica. Driving through the Main Avenue, you will visit the heart of the city to admire our National Theatre. This architectural jewel was designed as the opera house at the beginning of the 19th century. You can also visit the National Museum, which documents Costa Rican history, before going on to the Central Park, the Cathedral, the Congress Building (Asamblea Legislativa) and the Court of Justice.
A coffee tour is recommended if you don´t have enough time to do a full day tour. You will leave the hotel around 10am to go the province of Heredia. The tour proper begins at 11am with a look around the organic coffee fields, lush tropical gardens and plantation roastery. You can then enjoy fine coffee and lunch in the same Britt plantation.
To have a perfect evening in Costa Rica, we recommend you to go for dinner at one of the most famous typical restaurants in the city. Tiquicia is well known not only for its classic costarican cuisine and folkloric dances, but also for its incomparable view of San Jose;. It is located just 15 minutes from the hotel.
This is Costa Rica's most common greeting and you'll hear people saying it from the moment you arrive in the country. Literally 'pure life', it means everything is fine.
Red - Orange taxis
There are two kinds of taxis. The ones from the airport are orange and very safe. Around the city we recommend you use the red ones with a yellow triangle because they are licensed by the government.
You are welcome to tip taxi drivers, bellboys and waiters but it is not mandatory. You will be charged a 10 percent service tax for all restaurant and bar services.
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Con apenas 0,03 por ciento de la masa terrestre total del planeta, Costa Rica posee aproximadamente el seis por ciento de la biodiversidad mundial.
Ticos are known around the world for their hospitality and kindness.
A quarter of Costa Rica's land lies within national parks or some other kind of protected area.
Costa Rica is a tropical country so remember to bring suntan lotion, insect repellent, light clothes and comfortable shoes.
You can exchange money at the hotel or at any bank in the city, but most places will accept US dollars.
Umbrella and coat
If you plan to go to the rainforest do not forget to bring these two items.
The Airport Taxi service can take you from the airport to the hotel for ($40 USD). We can also make an arrangement for the hotel taxi company to pick you up ($48 USD) or, the best option, our Executive Service with a bilingual driver ($60USD). For reservations please contact our concierge.