9 days in San Jose Itinerary

9 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. and Metal Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) and Ruins of the Church of Carthage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Cartago (Santiago Apostol Parish Ruins & Cartago Central Market), La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional), view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, admire the masterpieces at Precolumbian Gold Museum, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose journey planner

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. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cartago, Alajuela, Escazu, Poas Volcano, Toucan Rescue Ranch
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Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. ©
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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