19 days in San Jose Itinerary

19 days in San Jose Itinerary

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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 off the beaten path and head to Toucan Rescue Ranch and Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE). Take a break from the city and head to Tirimbina Biological Reserve and Valle Dorado. Change things up with these side-trips from San Jose: Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro (in Sarchi), El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve (in San Ramon) and Cartago (Savegre Reserve, Ruins of the Church of Carthage, & more). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Juan Castro Blanco National Park. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Turu Ba Ri Tropical Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de la Hoja, get outside with Mirador de Ujarras, take in the architecture and design of Universidad de Costa Rica, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Namu.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Jose travel itinerary planner

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Sarchi, San Isidro
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Tirimbina Biological Reserve ©
Tirimbina Biological Reserve
Toucan Rescue Ranch ©
Toucan Rescue Ranch
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Cavernas del Venado

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