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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.
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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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Downtown

One of the taller and more modern buildings in San Jose, the National Bank building sits on the site from which the town of San Jose was born. Surrounded by immaculate gardens and trees, there are...
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National Theatre

There are three statues on the top of the National Theatre. They were taken down and casts made from the original statues, and the statues that are up there now are the copies. I don't know for sure,...
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Daily Life

Most hotels have a laundry service, but it is generally expensive, I have thus far found 2 laundromats. Sixahola launderia: located near the corner Avenida 2 and calle 9, they do you washing for...
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Gold Museum

The actual name of the Gold Museum is the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and it has exhibits on all various aspects of life before Columbus brought guns and disease to the Americas. And that includes...
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Day Trips

Not far from the city, and still in the province of San José, you can enjoy the following ecotouristic activities: - hiking the Irazú volcano - hiking the Braulio Carrillo National Park - hiking the...
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National Museum

One of the most interesting things we saw in Costa Rica were the stone spheres. About 300 of these mysterious polished orbs have been discovered in Costa Rica beginning in the 1930s, however they are...
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Outside San Jose

I would love to go back the the Arienal volcanoe..the volcanoes are the BEST...honestly everything about Costa Rica is great. well...I miss the people, they are so nice and friendly. i miss the way...
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Coffee

Costa Rica is one of the top 5 coffee producers in the world. They export several types of cofee depending on the geographical market (US, Latin America, Europe) and the are where it was cultivated...
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Climate

The weather during our visit to San Jose could not have been better. Costa Rica is a tropical country and the lowlands can be unbearably hot and humid. However, San Jose lies at an elevation of 3,772...
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Spanish

Mesoamerica is a great school if you want to learn Spanish in San Jose. It's located just outside of the city in San Pedro and is accessible by the Sabanilla bus and La Periferica. There is a web...
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Little Differences

Something that always struck me about Costa Rica was the little, minute difference in things that would never cease to amaze me. Things that you take for granted in normal life – a pea pod like this...
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Top Hotels in 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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Avenue 7 between Streets 3 & 5, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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Calle 30, Avenidas 2/4, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 1007, Costa Rica
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Altos de las Palomas, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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Autopista Prospero Fernandez Carretera Marginal Norte, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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700 Metros Oeste de la Firestone, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 502-4005, Costa Rica
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Top Things to Do in San José

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National Theater

This beautiful building (1500 capacity) is their pride and joy. It was built by the government in 1897 with money from coffee taxes, and no expense was spared. There is marble and gold plate...
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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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Museo Nacional

The national museum used to be huge fortress, but it was converted after the army was abolished in 1949. Located right in downtown San Jose, it's very easy to find. Admission includes access to the...
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Pedestrian Mall - Avenida Central

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,...
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Catedral Metropolitana

We passed the San Jose (St. Joseph) cathedral in the hop-on-hop-off bus and I took photos. There was a bright white statue of Saint John Paul II inside the fence at Central Street, and 2th Avenue. ...
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Museo de Oro - Gold Museum

When we were in San Jose in 1996, the Gold Museum was closed on Sunday and Monday so we didn't get to visit it. So this time, I made sure we were in San Jose during the week when it would be open. We...
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Top 5 San José Writers

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penumbra

"San Jose, Costa Rica"
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besbel

"Three (Green) Weeks in San José"
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Stephen-KarenConn

"San Jose, Capital City of Costa Rica"
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Jim_Eliason

"San Jose"
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zrim

"Pleasant, but don't dawdle here"
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