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.
Escape the urban bustle at Catarata Del Toro Adventures and River Rafting & Tubing. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum (Museo Nacional) and Jade Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca), Souvenir Museum (in Alajuela) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Multiplaza, get engrossed in the history at Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, look for gifts at Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruins of the Church of Carthage.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Jose online visit 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cartago, Escazu, Alajuela, Frogs Heaven, Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Irazu Volcano National Park ©
Irazu Volcano National Park
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

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