Costa Rica San Jose



SAN JOSE is Costa Rica's capital city and largest metropolitan center. It is praised for the ideal weather that inhabits the high, central valley region of Costa Rica. Annual average degrees range from70 to 75 Fahrenheit with morning showers during green season that starts on June and ends on December.

The majority of Costa Rica's national museums, theaters and art galleries are located in SAN JOSE and usually travelers put aside a day or two for the lovely sight seeing tours the city offers.


Theaters and art

Theater lovers can visit the National Theater (Teatro Nacional). It is the foundation stone of Costa Rica's arts and culture. This monumental building was built out of a necessity; the need of the Costa Rican people to have a home to their artistic and cultural activities.

At the end of the 19th century Belgium architects designed the outstanding building, they later on supervised the construction work, while painters and decorators where brought from France and Italy. The floors where laid with Italian marble.
There are many more theaters in town and it is recommended to inquire at the hotel desk about the shows that are performing during your stay in SAN JOSE.

Museums and other activities

Museum goers can feed their minds and soul in the National Museum and the Jade Museum. You can learn about the origins of the Pre-Colombian Gold at the local Gold Museum.

The National Open Zoo at the northern part of Barrio Amon offers a quick look at what Costa Rica has to offer; the richness of the animal world and the fauna and flora diversity. The Zoo is highly recommended for families and groups.


Entertainment and Night Life

If it is night life and entertainment you are after, SAN JOSE will not disappoint even the most demanding clubber and FOOD lover.Here you will find every style of cuisine, may it be French, Italian, Columbian, Chinese, Seafood or Grill - in SAN JOSE you will find it all, together with many American Franchisees that opened their doors in the last 5 years, eateries such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Subway are all around, serving Costa Ricans as well as tourists.

Major Night Clubs are located in El Pueblo; a conglomeration of many art galleries, restaurants and nightclubs offering a wide variety of local art, food and music.

Seafood or Typical Costa Rican food, Reggae to MTV, in El Pueblo you will find it all.
More, busy, Night Clubs can be found at San Pedro, the University neighborhood of SAN JOSE. Many young college students, foreign and locals, fill the numerous bars and clubs San Pedro offers.

Escazu, a new suburb of SAN JOSE is emerging as a favorite neighborhood for entertainment purposes. It is a more upscale night scene and there are many renowned RESTAURANT in Escazu.

Tourists usually stay in SAN JOSE one night on their arrival to Costa Rica and one night before their departure from Costa Rica. Between visits to the Caribbean Ocean or the Pacific Ocean a short stop is recommended at one of the many beautiful hotels SAN JOSE offers.
Take the time to enjoy, learn more about Costa Rica's history and art, go for some SHOPPING or just have lots of fun in the local entertainment venues.


Many day and half day tours originate in SAN JOSE to the beautiful mountain attractions that surround it. You can visit the POAS Volcano or the Irazu Volcano, go for an adventurous rafting trip on the Pacuare River or go for a bungee jump above the Colorado River. The La Paz waterfalls and gardens are dazzling and the Butterfly farm is only 45 minutes away. What ever you choose, it is all nearby and it is always worth the while exploring the surroundings while in SAN JOSE.

Make sure you use the list of discounts to ART GALLERIES and RESTAURANTS we have gathered for you in our discount section. And you are invited to browse and choose what hotel you are going to stay-in while in San Jose section for hotels section for hotels.

Have a nice stay at Costa Rica's capital city ? SAN JOSE!

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