8 days in San Jose Itinerary

8 days in San Jose Itinerary

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. and Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum. Galeria Namu and Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Catarata Del Toro Adventures (in Bajos del Toro), Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum (in Orosi) and Cartago (Ruins of the Church of Carthage & Santiago Apostol Parish Ruins). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rainforest Adventures. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metal Church, identify plant and animal life at Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE), stop by J.LANG Atelier & Showroom, and get interesting insight from Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Alajuela, Escazu, Heredia, Cartago, Toucan Rescue Ranch
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