8 days in San Jose Itinerary

8 days in San Jose Itinerary

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tirimbina Biological Reserve and Frogs Heaven. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Metal Church and Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Souvenir Museum (in Alajuela), Toucan Rescue Ranch (in San Isidro) and Catarata Del Toro Adventures (in Bajos del Toro). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE), pause for some serene contemplation at Santiago Apostol Parish Ruins, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, and take a memorable tour with Top Travel Costa Rica.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Jose road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cartago, Heredia, Alajuela, Metal Church, Tirimbina Biological Reserve
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Toucan Rescue Ranch ©
Toucan Rescue Ranch
Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Catarata Del Toro Adventures ©
Catarata Del Toro Adventures

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