The Costa Rican capital is an exciting mix of beautiful natural landscapes and classic architecture, perfect for experiencing the most that a trip to Cosa Rica has to offer.
The city is served by Juan Santamaria International Airport
, which is just under a half-hour outside of the city center. The city has also seen a recent revival in train travel, especially popular for travelers arriving from nearby cities like Heredia and San Pedro.
The San Jose City Center
is a great place to start the exploration of this city, while the Mercado Central
offers a chance to explore the Costa Rican food culture.
In Barrio Amon, the small and impressive Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar
houses an impressive collection of native and non-native animals of all kinds. It’s a great choice especially for those travelling with children.
There’s much more to see and do in San Jose, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.