San José Travel Guide

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San José Highlights

  • Pro
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     The tours, the sights, the people 

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     Too busy seeing the good stuff 

  • In a nutshell
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     Laid back and welcoming. Come see for yourself. 

San José Things to Do

  • Volcanos

    The Irazu Volcano is only 24 miles from San Jose. It is at an elevation of 11,260 andd in a cloud forrest it is highly recomended.

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  • Take a flight from San Jose To Quepos

    We bought tickets from Sansa airlines, located next to the International Airport in Costa Rica, to fly into the city of Quepos, where we took a taxi to the wonderful nearby town of Manuel Antonio, home of the Manuel Antonio National Park.

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San José Restaurants

  • Soda is not Water

    Restaurant in Costa Rica might not be the best option. For example, Chinese food is heavily adjusted to local taste. Another thing is the soda. Despite the name it is not kind of water but rather kind of restaurant, cheap local one. They offer local food called casado which consists of beef, the regular fare of frijoles and aroz and much more for a...

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  • In the town of Manuel Antonio

    All of the food was served fresh and delicious. Dining is al fresco, with an unbeatable view of the Pacific. We loved grilled fish salad. A fresh fish served on a bed of mixed greens, with tomato, avocado, and a wonderful dressing.

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San José Transportation

  • Flying Busses Pt. 2

    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get from place to place while in Costa Rica check out the internal flights. Air travel, on prop planes, is almost equivalent to bus travel in the country. It’s relatively inexpensive and much faster than driving. You have a choice of two commercial airlines that fly domestically and flights can be...

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  • Flying Busses

    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get from place to place while in Costa Rica check out the internal flights. Air travel, on prop planes, is almost equivalent to bus travel in the country. It’s relatively inexpensive and much faster than driving. You have a choice of two commercial airlines that fly domestically and flights can be...

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  • Pavas International Airport

    Pavas International Airport is the smaller of the two airports that serve the capitol city of San Jose. Pavas is definitely the smaller of the two. It’s major carrier is Nature Air, which flies, mainly domestically. Many charter flights also depart from Pavas. If you are connecting to a flight on Sansa Air (the other domestic airline in CR) or to...

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San José Warnings and Dangers

  • Hotel bust

    The hotel Aranjuez was and is a Lonely Planet favourite. Yes, indeed it sounded wonderful on paper but their inclination to massive bureaucracy demanded faxes for confirmation of reservation. E-mail was not enough. So I did not reserve and ended up there after the long taxi ride as a “walk-in”. Not that a reservation mattered anyway because I had...

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  • Taxi nuisance

    Taxi drivers internationally are species of their own and Costa Rican ones are no exception. The airport attracts these types as dead meat bunch of flies. There is “official” taxi service at the airport with nicely dressed drivers for the price of 25 USD a trip. This seems to be not enough tough because the driver aggressively wants to show you a...

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