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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 Nightlife in San José

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Blue Marlin Bar

I dont want any one to get the wrong impression of this fantastic place. I have been to the bar/cascino numerous times in my two trips to costa rica. about to be my third. the bar caters to Americans,...
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El Pueblo

New Years Eve was our last night in Costa Rica and we wanted to go out with a bang. Most of the people on our G Adventures tour wanted to party so our tour guide Ro took us to El Pueblo. It's a...
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Key Largo

You've got the Key Largo, right across the street from the Blue Marlin! It just goes to show why San Jose is great for nightlife. When I get together with my friends that went on this trip, to this...
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Monkey Bar

When we needed a modest sized quiet place to watch the Super Bowl, the Monkey Bar was the perfect place. The bar had several comfortable chairs and a big screen TV, which we basically monopolized....
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Qbico

Though a great place for a classy lunch special during the day, this resto-bar/lounge converts into a classy, hopping bar at night- particularly on weekends when it is packed with trendy, good looking...
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Vyrus

This is a fun little spot to catch a sports game while looking at the street below, munching on some bocas and having some happy hour beers. (2 for 1000 colones before 7 pm) The second floor balcony...
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Terra U

This is one of the largest and most popular bars on Calle de la Amargura, the rocking bar scene in San Pedro next to the University of Costa Rica. On this street, bouncers ALWAYS id even if you look...
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News Room

There's corner table wuth an open air window here that's our favorite happy hour place in San Jose. It's right on Ave Central so you have a birds eye view of the this lively street. The calamari adn...
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Europa Hotel

As always it's dissapointing to hear about how sex trade flourishes in impoverished nations, and that better off, mostly American men are supporting the trade. San Jose is no exception. Don't support...
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El Cuartel

This is a big bar in Barrio California that is most popular for its Monday nights. Ladies get in free (and shouldn't have to wait in line). The place is packed, there is live music (though not my...
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El Anochecer

This is a small intimate bar where the tables are sheltered under palm trees and the floor is sand. Generally full no matter what day of the week, great live music after 10 pm (you will be charged a...
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Jazz Cafe

This big, classy jazz joint is located on the main road in San Pedro a few blocks east of Calle de la Amargura. Cover charge is 2000 colones and live music varies greatly from new age to jazz to rock....
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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

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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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

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...
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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, the...
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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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Jade Museum

Back in 1996 we went to the Jade Museum which was free and was in the top of an insurance building. In 2014, a NEW building was been built for this museum which covers the life in Costa Rica from 500...
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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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