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Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica
Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica

Route 27, Escazu 10203

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (288 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Iglesia Escazú and within 6 mi (10 km) of Spirogyra …

£85
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 (765 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 …

£129
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Aeropuerto
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Aeropuerto

Sobre Autopista General Cañas, Ciudad Cariari 357 2120

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (477 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cariari Bowling Center, Plaza Real Cariari, and …

£72
Barceló San José
Barceló San José

Autopista General Canas 3km, San Jose 458-1150

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,218 reviews)

Barcelo San Jose Palacio is situated on tropically landscaped grounds, 3 km (2 mi) from the museums, markets, and theaters of …

£54
Adventure Inn
Adventure Inn

50m east from Los Arcos, Ciudad Cariari

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (460 reviews)

This family-friendly Ciudad Cariari hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Cariari Bowling Center, Plaza …

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Hotel Casa Primo CR
Hotel Casa Primo CR

Calle Malecon, 17, Ciudad Cariari 40703

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Ciudad Cariari, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza Real Cariari, Cariari Bowling Center, and Ultrapar …

£49
Hotel Aeropuerto
Hotel Aeropuerto

4 km west of SJO International Airport, Alajuela 20-4050

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (435 reviews)

Located in the heart of Alajuela, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Parque Juan Santamaría, Central Park, and Alajuela …

£63
Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino
Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino

General Canas Hwy KM3, San Jose

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (811 reviews)

This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Estadio Nacional, Museum of Costa Rica …

£71
Studio Hotel
Studio Hotel

50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana 1982-2100

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (483 reviews)

Located in the heart of Santa Ana, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Business Center Forum 1, Momentum Lindora …

£68
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 (663 reviews)

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

£61
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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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