3 days in Province of San Jose Itinerary

3 days in Province of San Jose Itinerary

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San Jose
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San Jose

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A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, then explore the galleries of Galeria Namu, then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense, stroll around Parque La Sabana, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Jose online visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Jose. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Canaan.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping


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Your day by day itinerary now includes Chirripo National Park. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Samaritan Xocolata and then take in the awesome beauty at Chirripo National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canaan trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Jose to Canaan in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canaan

Nature · Parks · Shopping

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Province of San Jose travel guide

Concerts & Shows · History Museums · Specialty Museums
San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, in the western province of the country, San José is the seat of national government, the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub of this Central American nation. The population of San José Canton was 288,054 in 2011, and San José’s municipal land area measures 44.2 square kilometers (17.2 square miles), and an estimated 333,980 residents in 2015. The metropolitan area stretches beyond the canton limits and has an estimated population of over 2 million in 2017. The city is named in honor of Joseph of Nazareth.Though few people live in the city center, it is the most important working area of the country, which brings in more than a million people daily. Despite its problems, according to studies in Latin America, San José is still one of the safest and least violent cities in the region. In 2006, the city was appointed Ibero-American Capital of Culture.San José is the sixth-most important destination in Latin America, according to The MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index 2012. San José ranked 15th in the world’s fastest-growing destination cities by visitor cross-border spending.HistoryThe population grew during the eighteenth-century colonial planning, which was different from the traditional foundation plans of Spanish cities in the continent.Founded in 1738 by order of Cabildo de León, its objective was to concentrate the scattered inhabitants of the Aserrí Valley. To do so, the construction of a chapel near the area known as La Boca del Monte was ordered; this was completed two years later. That year St. Joseph was chosen as parish patron, hence its current name. The chapel, which was very modest, was erected with help from the church of Cartago.