Before you run off to San Jose on a whim, take some time to learn a few facts about it.
It sits about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Cartago and 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Atenas.
With loads of things to do in this part of Central Valley, it's easy to understand why 340,000 locals reside here.
Few things are as enjoyable as jumping into bed after a huge day of sightseeing. With an impressive 102 accommodations in San Jose, you can have your pick of the coziest of them.
After a long day of exploring, there's nothing better than returning to a stylish room and a plush bed. The Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall (In Front of Multiplaza Shopping) and the Hotel Grano de Oro (Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4) are some of the best upmarket properties to consider in San Jose. Don't think you'll be spending much time in your room? Consider budget options like the Hotel Kekoldi Garden (Avenida 9 entre calle 5 y 7 diagonal ) and the Hostel El Mundo en un Castillo (50 mts Norte del banco Popular) and splurge on unforgettable experiences instead.
So much to see and so little time. If you're keen to experience the best of this city, add the Museum of Costa Rican Art and the Gold Museum to your vacation itinerary. If you have an extra day to spare, visit the National Center of Art and Culture and the Jade Museum too.
It has been said that knowledge is power. With that in mind, you're sure to feel a little more powerful when it's time to leave National Museum of Costa Rica. Like some more options? Are you excited to find out more about wildlife and nature? Book a guided tour at Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and relish the chance to observe these special creatures up close. And there's more. The intimacy and artistry of theater is hard to deny. Buy your tickets for a play at National Theater and experience the wonder for yourself!
Say hello to exciting adventures in San Jose. Once you've exited Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ), the downtown area will be 4 miles (6 kilometers) away.
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