7 days in San Jose Itinerary

7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Toucan Rescue Ranch and Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Get outdoors at La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Top Travel Costa Rica. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Zoo Ave (in Alajuela), Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro (in Sarchi). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, identify plant and animal life at Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE), and admire the sheer force of Catarata Del Toro Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose travel planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In July in San Jose, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, Toucan Rescue Ranch, Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE)
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