18 days in San Jose Itinerary

18 days in 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Poas Volcano and Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca), Cartago (Jardin Botanico Lankester & Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)) and Zoo Ave (in Alajuela). Pamper yourself for a day on the 7th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ), take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque La Sabana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Alajuela, Province of Cartago, Cartago, Escazu, Toucan Rescue Ranch
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens
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Poas Volcano
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