San Jose

82°
83° - January
84° - February
86° - March
86° - April
84° - May
83° - June
83° - July
83° - August
82° - September
82° - October
82° - November
82° - December
Dec avg
$142
Avg Hotel
$611
Est. Airfare

Best Known For

Description

When you get to San Jose, Costa Rica, ask the first person you come across how they are. Every time, you'll hear the reply, "pura vida" which translates as "pure life." This San Jose catch phrase embodies everything charming about San Jose. It's friendly, it's laid-back, and it's always a good time. Just don't mistake the term laid-back for boring. It's no surprise that a city that was built around the coffee trade is full of life. Visitors have countless accommodations to choose from when visiting San Jose, and most people speak at least some English. The food, shopping, museums, and nightlife are as quirky as the street performers performing in front of European-infused architecture.
Photo Credit: Juan Amighetti
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Costa Rica Tourism Board

Central American Paradise.

08/25/13
If you are planning your vacations and you think about a tropical destination, this must be on your list.
Here you can find the perfect combination between nature and city. Go hiking early in the morning and prepare yourself for a crazy night bar-humping and dancing.
Rodrigo

Children's Discovery Museum

Take the kids for a full day of fun! With plenty of hands on activities and tons of displays this is a perfect place to spend the day. You can also enjoy food at the museum, so you don't have to leave.
Cost: 12
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Alum Rock Park

This park is 718 acres! There are plenty of picnic tables, Barbeques, bathrooms and playgrounds to be enjoyed. There are trials you can walk on and a stream running through the park.
Cost: Free except parking fees on the weekends and holidays.
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St. Joseph Cathedral

A beautiful historical church that is a must see. Take a free tour to learn about it's history and architecture or go to mass.
Cost: Free
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Language

Spanish

Currency

[CRC] Costa Rican Colon

Airports

Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]