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.
Get some historical perspective at Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) and Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi and the Museum. Shop till you drop at Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro and Chocolatería Sibú. Venture out of the city with trips to Frogs Heaven (in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui), La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Catarata Del Toro Adventures (in Bajos del Toro). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), look for gifts at Chieton Moren, examine the collection at Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, and explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum.

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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. July in San Jose sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cartago, Alajuela, San Isidro, Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, Catarata Del Toro Adventures
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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