San José

San José Highlights

San José, the vibrant capital of Costa Rica, is a cultural and historical gem nestled in the Central Valley. Among its highlights is the stunning Teatro Nacional (National Theatre), a 19th-century architectural marvel that is arguably the city’s most beautiful building. The Teatro is a testament to Costa Rica’s rich artistic heritage, hosting a variety of performances and events. Another must-visit is the Museo de Jade (Jade Museum), which showcases an impressive collection of artifacts created by Costa Rica’s indigenous people. The historic Barrio Amón is perfect for a leisurely stroll, with its charming streets lined with well-preserved colonial buildings. The Museo de Oro Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Gold Museum) offers a fascinating glimpse into the past with its collection of priceless pre-Columbian gold artifacts. Additionally, San José serves as a convenient base for exploring nearby attractions, such as the lush coffee plantations and the majestic Poás Volcano, located just over an hour away.

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Incorporate San José into a larger Costa Rica itinerary by booking with Charter Travel. Our expert team will help you design the perfect holiday, combining the cultural and historical treasures of San José with the natural beauty and adventure of other regions. From arranging flights and accommodations to planning excursions and tours, we handle all the details. Let us create a customised itinerary that includes San José as a vibrant starting point for your Costa Rican journey. Contact Charter Travel today to start planning your dream holiday to Costa Rica. Call us on 01635 551011 or get in touch via our website enquiry form.

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Getting to San José

San José is the main international hub for flights into Costa Rica, making it an ideal starting point for your adventure. Book your flight-inclusive Costa Rican holiday with Charter Travel with connections in major cities like Montreal or Houston.

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Things to Do in San José

While many travelers choose to spend just one night in San José, there’s plenty to do if you decide to stay longer and explore the region. Visit the Teatro Nacional, Museo de Jade, Barrio Amón, and Museo de Oro Precolombino. To the north, the Poás Volcano offers a breathtaking crater hike without the need for hard trekking and you can enjoy chocolate and coffee tours from San José. To the east, thrill-seekers can take part in white-water rafting and kayaking.

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Where to Stay in San José

San José boasts a variety of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. The Park Inn Hotel is a great choice, offering comfortable rooms and excellent amenities, including a rooftop pool with panoramic city views. For a more intimate and luxurious experience, the Alta Las Palomas Boutique Hotel provides elegant rooms, personalised service, and a serene atmosphere. The Radisson San Jose combines convenience and comfort, featuring spacious rooms, a fitness center, and easy access to the city’s attractions.

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