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Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica
Hotel Presidente - San Jose City Center, Costa Rica

Avenida Central, Calle 7, San Jose 2922-1000

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (878 reviews)

This family-friendly La California hotel is located near the airport, steps from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum, National Theater, …

£82
Balmoral Hotel
Balmoral Hotel

Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose 3344-1000

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (612 reviews)

This family-friendly La California hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Morazan Park and …

£81
Hotel Fleur De Lys
Hotel Fleur De Lys

13th street between 2nd and 6th avenue, San Jose 10736-1000

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (168 reviews)

This family-friendly La California hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Plaza de la Democracia and …

£47
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Plaza Los Mangos, Alajuela 20109

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,051 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parque Juan Santamaría, Alajuela Cathedral, and Central Park …

£82
Hotel Costa Rica Morazan
Hotel Costa Rica Morazan

1st avenue and 7th Street, San Jose

2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (249 reviews)

Located in the heart of La California, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Morazan Park, Gold Museum, and National Theate …

£50
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall

In Front of Multiplaza Shopping, Escazu 1000

4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (189 reviews)

This family-friendly Escazu hotel is located on the Strip, within 3 mi (5 km) of Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Iglesia Escazú. …

£162
Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas
Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas

Avenida 3 entre calles 9 y 11, San Jose 786 1002

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (195 reviews)

Located in the heart of La California, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jacob Karpio Galería, National Museum, and …

£71
Casa 69
Casa 69

69 Calle 25bis, San Jose

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (369 reviews)

Located in the heart of La California, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum and Parque Nacional …

£38
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica

Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose 538-2120

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (647 reviews)

This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Museo de los Niños & …

£74
Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Grano de Oro

Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (759 reviews)

Located in the center of San Jose, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parque La Sabana and Museum of …

£147
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Pocket Guide: San Jose

Hotels in San Jose

Perched on a plateau in the Central Valley, San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, and home to about half of the country’s population as well as a great selection of hotels from budget-friendly to upmarket luxury. Crammed with interesting museums, parks and cultural attractions, San Jose makes an excellent base from which to take guided excursions to explore the country’s natural wonders.

San Jose

San Jose is a bustling capital city where the ancient and modern, and the natural and man-made, collide in exciting fashion. There are plenty of excellent eateries that showcase the best of Costa Rica’s natural produce, with a colourful range of zesty fruits and fresh vegetables, washed down with a cup of real Costa Rican coffee. There is much to see and do in San Jose – seek out the Pueblo Antiguo, a fascinating recreation of a turn of the twentieth century Costa Rican town, and the Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, a handsome architectural relic of a bygone age.

San Jose’s Museums

San Jose is home to a number of museums that highlight the best of Costa Rica’s pre- and post-colonial cultures. The Pre-Colombian Gold Museum is a fascinating repository of gold artefacts fashioned by the native inhabitants before the arrival of the Europeans. The craftsmanship involved in the working of these ceremonial objects, plates and utensils, and animal and human figures, is breath-taking. The Museo de los Ninos is a children’s museum with displays ranging from dinosaurs to Costa Rican history, art and culture – there are lots of hands-on activities to keep younger visitors occupied.

Costa Rica’s Natural Wonders

Even in your hotel in the bustling heart of the capital, you’re never far away from Costa Rica’s natural wonders. The Braulio Carrillo National Park is a wonderful region of unspoiled rainforest, which visitors can enjoy in exhilarating fashion by taking a treetop zip-line ride, or cruising through the forest canopy in a sky gondola. The Orosi Valley makes for a beautiful day excursion from your accommodation in San Jose - enjoy the striking river and lake scenery, the rainbow colours of the natural flora, and the pretty local churches, and can also take a guided tour of a coffee plantation.

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