7 days in San Jose Itinerary

7 days in San Jose Itinerary

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San Jose

San Jose
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Zoo Ave (in Alajuela), La Paz Waterfall Gardens (in Vara Blanca) and Cartago (Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) & Jardin Botanico Lankester). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque La Sabana, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Irazu Volcano National Park, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum (Museo Nacional).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. In July, daytime highs in San Jose are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cartago, El Toledo Coffee Tour, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Zoo Ave, Irazu Volcano National Park
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
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Jade Museum

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