5 days in San Jose Itinerary

5 days in San Jose Itinerary

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San Jose
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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 in touch with nature at Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Multiplaza and Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum (Museo Nacional), take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu, stop by Chieton Moren, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose travel itinerary 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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Poas Volcano, Multiplaza, Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), La Paz Waterfall Gardens
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
River Rafting & Tubing

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