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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour
"Meet in Parque Morazan under the dome temple. This park is in front of the Holiday Inn Aurola.We'll wonder under tunnels and past abandoned buildings catching the newest works in graffiti art and then continue to galleries featuring indigenous works urban fashion vibrant paintings sculptures furniture and more. Sometimes we might meet the artists themselves. In between locations we'll catch glimpses of some of San Jose's most historic buildings
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution. Art Museum Metropolitan Cathedral the old and authentic Central Market the new and impressive National Stadium an in-depth description of the National Monument and the influential historical episode that took place at the Democracy Plaza. The bus tour will take you comfortably and safely through San Jose's narrow and busy streets driving by beautiful outdoor city attractions. The living city is your museum
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour
"Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple.Once your walking tour begins your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events historic photography and sites you will get an educated impression of the country not just a tourist one. Along the way you might run into protests concerts public art demonstrations
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Provincia de San José

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Parks, Squares & Pedestrian Malls

An unattractive square made up mostly of concrete and very little greenery. Rising above to the east is the fort containing the National Museum. On the west side is a bronze statue of Don Figueres...
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Churches

Built in the 1930’s the roof is adorned by a figure of Santa Teresita. This church turned out to be an excellent landmark for my walking adventures. To the west the streets are grid-like and easy to...
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Butterflies

Because we were in San Jose on a Monday, the Gold Museum wasn't open. So ... what else is open on Monday. Let's go to the Jade Museum and then to the Spirogyria butterfly farm. I had the Frommer's...
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Braulio Carrillo

It proportion to it's territory, Costa Rica has more of its land in National Parks than any other country in the world. On our trip to San Jose from Puerto Limon we passed through the Braulio Carrillo...
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Museos

Surrounded by high, bleak, concrete walls, the old National Liquor Factory has been turned into a complex with two theatres, three art galleries, a library and live cultural activities. There are...
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Skyscrapers

On the 11th floor of an insurance building is the Fidel Tristán Jade Museum, which has the largest collection of jade in the world - pre-columbian artifacts (mostly carved adzes and pendants but some...
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Soda & Restaurants

All throughout Costa Rica you will see small beat, run down looking local restaurants with a sign outside that says "SODA". They are not advertising that they sell soda. (provided you are from a place...
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Serpentarium

The National Serpentarium has moved from where it was in downtown San Jose. It is now at the INBioparque. The admission to the INBioparque is $25 for an adult and there is an additional $3.00 for the...
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Train Stations

This train station was built by the Costa Rican government to connect San Jose to the towns of Caldera , Puntarenas and their harbors. Although not in regular service the line has recently been...
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Coffee Plantations

Although very touristy and commercial, I thoroughly enjoyed this theatrical tour. Led by professional actors posing as plantation workers, you are guided through the whole process of coffee growing,...
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Zoo

Established in 1916, San Jose’s zoo contains more than 300 animals and 150 species of plants. Operated by the National Park Service, it offers opportunity to view numerous species of native wildlife...
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Neighborhoods

It’s about a 30 minute walk here(beware of the big roundabout), or a short cab ride. There’s the university and some shopping and it’s like being in another San Jose, but more modern. The main street...
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Sarchi

Sarchi is Costa Rica's famous craft centre, best known for its painted ox carts. These carts are Moorish in origin and can be traced back to Spanish immigrants. Now you can find them adorning gardens...
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Rivers

Located one-hour far from San José, river La Paz forms five amazing waterfalls. Templo, Magia Blanca, Encantada, Escondida and La Paz. You can visit them by contacting La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which...
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Top Hotels in Provincia de San José

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Ciudad Cariari, 50 m este de la entrada de Los Arcos, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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69 calle 25bis, Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Plaza Colonia, Escazu, San Jose, 837-1260 Oficentro, Plaza Colonia, Escazu, 00000, Costa Rica
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Avenue 11 Calle 13, Carara, Costa Rica
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Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo, Province of Limon, Costa Rica
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PO Box 4-4417, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Top Things to Do in Provincia de San José

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National Theater

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)...
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Universal Trail

The only access to all the trails in the park is via the Universal Trail. This trail is paved in cement and is 1.2km. There are interpretive signs along the way that provide information on flora and...
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Tourist Attractions

San Jose province contains the capital of the country of Costa Rica which is also named San Jose San Jose is often disrespected by travel agents who say not to spend time in San Jose. It is a big...
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Mercados - Markets

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...
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Park Entrance

If you are not careful it is very easy to pass the entrance to Carara National Park. It is very small. There is a white wood fence with a dirt entrance and a separate dirt exit road. The parking lot...
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Hard Rock Cafe

I'm not a fan of dining at the Hard Rock Café but I do collect pins and shirts. Hard Rock Café can be found at many major cities all over the world. This makes it a challenge for me to find them and...
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Top 5 Provincia de San José Writers

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SDHavoc

"FUN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD"
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GracesTrips

"San Jose"
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grandmaR

"Central and Capital"
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whvcebu

"Visiting Central and Latin America"
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ornito

"I lived in old San Jose"
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