Provincia de San José Things to Do

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Provincia de San José Things to Do

  • National Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    On Monday, one of the things we did was a tour of the National Theatre (which was being renovated, so it wasn’t really a tour, and we didn’t pay for it because the guard at the entrance wasn’t there) and had lunch there ($12.91 for 2 including tip). I didn't take many photos because everything was shrouded with dust cloths. Now the visiting hours...

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  • Museo Nacional-National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    Although not its most modern museum, this is San Jose's best museum. It houses a substantial collection of pre-columbian artifacts along with colonial and national treasures. The museum is housed in the old Army headquarters. It's a Spanish-style courtyard building filled with displays of Costa Rican history and culture from pre-Columbian times up...

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  • Mercado Central - Central market

    4 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    On our first day in San Jose, we walked through some of the Central Market but did not see anything worth buying. Friday morning March 1st we went to the Mercado Artesania. We did our last souvenir shopping here. I was trying to buy a creche but couldn't figure out the Spanish for that. I didn't want a ceramic one because I figured (correctly)...

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  • Jade Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    When we were in San Jose in 1996, this museum was free and it was open on Monday when the Gold Museum was closed. It was on the 11th floor of an insurance company. The jade part takes up about 25% of the museum, with the other part being about history of Costa Rica, ancient practices, and historical facts. This was my first experience with the old...

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  • Pedestrian Mall - Avenida Central

    San José Things to Do

    There is a very nice car & bus-free walk down the main street, Central Calle. It’s about 8 blocks long, no cars and no buses mean the diesel exhaust is a away from you. There are a couple plazas, the big Post Office, a plaza filled with pigeons and kids feeding them, and many shopping stores. Pedestrian only streets are always a draw, and I always...

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  • Museo de Oro, Banco Central - Central...

    San José Things to Do

    The entrance to the Museum is close to Central Park----There was a crowd of school kids so we just followed them to the Museo del Oro, which also includes exhibits about coins and archeological sites in Costa Rica. Lots of actual gold items that have been found in the country dating from BC times with bilingual explanations...also clay figures...

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  • Plaza de la Cultura - Square of Culture

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    Under the not very exciting park you find the Gold Museum, a vast collection of pre-Columbian gold figures. A must see in San Jose! The museum opens from 9:00 to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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  • Catedral Metropolitana - Metropolitan...

    4 out of 5 stars

    San José Things to Do

    The Metro Catedral is close to Parque Central and lovely on the outside and the inside. There was a service at the time we walked past, and we stopped inside for a peek---the congregation was singing a hymn with the Priest leading in a loud voice. Built in 1871.

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  • Correo Central - Post Office

    San José Things to Do

    Constructed in 1917, the main post office is still functioning today. On the first floor is the Museum of Stamps with free admission. A small park parallels the building across the Calle 2 pedestrian mall. Open 7 am to 9 pm weekdays, Sat. from 8 am to noon.

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  • Parque España – Park of Spain

    San José Things to Do

    The closest you can get to the jungle and still be in San Jose, this park holds tropical trees transplanted from around the country. The entrance to the park features a fountain and a statue of conquistador Juan Vasquez de Coronado. On Sundays, artists have there work on display for sale. Strangely, for such a small park, I’ve almost always seen...

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  • Parque Francisco Morazán

    San José Things to Do

    Surrounding the park is an iron fence with ornate gates. The park itself contains and assortment of greenery, statues and busts. Central to the park is the Temple of Music, a pavilion that serves as a band-stand on Sundays. As with all parks, not recommended after dark.

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  • Carnival

    San José Things to Do

    Around christmas time there is a festival in San Jose with a big parade, rodeo and market. I dont remember the name, but they have one every year. I have never seen so many horses in my life! There must have been several thousands... All the people had traditional costumes, people in all ages where particepating with music and dancing (with or...

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  • Spanish Classes

    San José Things to Do

    Spanish lessons at the Montana Linda Spanish School Montaña Linda is a low budget backpacker's youth hostel and a Spanish Language School, with probably the cheapest Spanish Classes around Costa Rica.

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  • Volcan Irazu National Park

    Volcan Irazu National Park : Not far from San Jose, you can drive there then as you get closer to the top you have to walk the rest of the way. It's well worth the small hike to the top. The views are wonderful and you're on top of the clouds! You can actually walk around the craters and look inside. On a clear day you're supposed to be able to see...

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  • Volcan Irazu National Park

    Volcan Irazu National Park : Not far from San Jose, you can drive there then as you get closer to the top you have to walk the rest of the way. It's well worth the small hike to the top. The views are wonderful and you're on top of the clouds! You can actually walk around the craters and look inside. On a clear day you're supposed to be able to see...

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Provincia de San José Hotels

  • Hotel Santo Tomas

    Very friendly an to other d helpful staff. The newer rooms are excellent. good value relative...

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  • Casa 69

    69 calle 25bis, Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Casa Cristal Boutique Hotel

    Bello Horizonte, Escazu, 10201, Costa Rica

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Totem Hotel Beach Resort

    We spent the first week in March, 2009 at Totem Hotel in Cocles, down the road from Puerto Viejo....

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  • Lomas Del Volcan

    PO Box 4-4417, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Tilajari Resort Hotel

    San Carlos Valley,PO Box 81-440, Quesada, Alajuela

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Classic B & B

    2 Blocks North from Children's Hospital, Costa Rica

    Good for: Solo

  • Posada El Quijote

    Escazu, Costa Rica

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Costa Rica Luxury Apartments Hotel

    Avalon Country Club, Santa Ana, Costa Rica

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