8 days in San Jose Itinerary

8 days in San Jose Itinerary

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Metal Church and Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles). Galeria Namu and National Museum (Museo Nacional) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro (in Sarchi), San Isidro (Toucan Rescue Ranch & Chocolatería Sibú) and Cathedral (in Alajuela). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co., relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major airports are Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Limon International Airport. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

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Side Trips

Cartago, San Isidro, Alajuela, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Poas Volcano
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