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San José Travel Guide: 571 reviews and 1,088 photos

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has a very different vibe than most of Latin America with a lot more American influenced architecture and a Mediterranean climate. Although it lacks any absolute must see sights, it's still good for a day or two's of exploring.

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  • Pros:laid back feel
  • Cons:Underdeveloped
  • Last visit to San José: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    NIce trip, of all the museums you mentioned, the oro blanco central looks like my favourite one.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    There are some nice buildings here.

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    It seems San José is worth a stop for a day or two. Some great sightseeing! Thinking about Central America for my next trip. But for now only 'quizas, quizas, quizas' :) Do you know the song? It's beautiful!

  • sheilamcgurk's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    I am planning atrip to Costa Rica toi visit friends--would enjoy taking my 8 year old niece to a ballet or opera or any cultural event in San Jose around Dec 28-Jan 15...ant suggestions Thank you

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2008 at 5:03 AM

    What a lovely ornate post office! The parks look pretty too, and lots of interesting stuff in the museums

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2008 at 7:12 AM

    Thanks for a glimpse of San Jose, Jim. I see you enjoy museums, too! Hopefully, my husband and I will have the opportunity to see Costa Rica one day...thanks for the tips. Regards from Texas...

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:32 AM

    Hi Jim, years ago I met a person from San Jose during a conference. Seems like a nice city, thanks for sharing :)

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    I missed this all :) on my very short trip to Costa Rica. Thanks for the visit

  • Dec 10, 2007 at 2:17 PM

    Museums sound very interesting.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 5:29 AM

    Thanks Jim for the museum (and other good stuff too) info on San Jose. Museums are always on our list.


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