San José, Costa Rica

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Transportation to San José


San Jose, the capital, is on a plateau in the Central Valley at 1200 m (3,700 ft) elevation. It is ringed by lush green mountains and valleys. The population of this city is probably half of the whole country. It is served by the primary airport (which technically is in nearby Alajuela) the University of Costa Rica, the US and other embassies, and many museums, cultural venues, hotels, markets, etc. It is the hub of the country.

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Popular Tours in San José

Half-Day San Jose City Tour

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This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by allowing you to experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It... Read More

Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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Don’t miss out on one of Costa Rica’s most popular activities — an Arenal Volcano and Tabacón hot springs tour! The day trip from San Jose includes a visit to... Read More

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting

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No doubt you’ve heard Costa Rica makes excellent coffee. Learn the lifecycle of gourmet coffee on this half-day tour at Café Britt, one of the country’s premier... Read More

Aerial Tram Tour of Braulio Carrillo National Park

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Explore every level of the dense Costa Rican rainforest from the ground to the treetops. The awarded Aerial Tram Tour lets you know at first hand all the secrets... Read More

Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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Experience Costa Rica’s world-renowned Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs on this exciting full-day trip from San Jose. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you visit... Read More

Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch

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Discover the most important aspects of San Jose with this private and customized tour.Constructed in the late 19th century, the National Theater stood as a... Read More

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Cost of Living in San José

Daily Budget:

32 - 46

Weekly Budget:

228 - 326
Item Description Estimated Price
Fast Food Meal
Cheap Local Restaurant Meal
Mid-range Restaurant Meal
Coffee at a Cafe
Beer at a Bar
Bottle of Wine from a Market
Ticket to a Movie
Ticket on Public Transportation
Taxi (1km)

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San José Weather: Average Temperature

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