8 days in San Jose Itinerary

8 days in San Jose Itinerary

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San Jose
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San Jose

San Jose
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum (Museo Nacional) and Jade Museum. Get in touch with nature at Poas Volcano and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca), Alajuela (Souvenir Museum & Zoo Ave) and Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) (in Cartago). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Multiplaza, make a trip to Mercado Nacional de Artesanias, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Escazu, Alajuela, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings, Cocos Island National Park
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

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