"Three (Green) Weeks in San José" Top 5 Page for this destination San José by besbel

San José Travel Guide: 526 reviews and 882 photos

The city of San José is the capital of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, it is a place surrounded by the most variated forms of wildlife as well as volcanos (Poás and Irazú) and nature. It is also the central point from where you can reach their rich National Parks, their gorgeous beaches or its amazing rivers.

But San José has certain attraction on its own. Its warm people gives it the touch of life, something you can appreciate in their restaurants and nightlife. Some museums and buildings give away their colonial past and European artistic influences.

I really liked being there!! Hope that this page can show at least a little part of the things in the city (and the province) of San José that particularly impressed me. If comments of suggestions, please write me :) Enjoy!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:warm people, loved downtown, green all around!
  • Cons:unpredictable weather, a bit expensive, but I could deal with it :)
  • In a nutshell:A town in the middle of nature!
  • Last visit to San José: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 11, 2003
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  • Jul 31, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Going to Costa August 2-9, 2009 Thanks for great tips!

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    Nov 7, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Thanks for the great tips! You will have to visit Australia to see lots of nice beaches.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 10:47 PM

    great page!

  • Vulindlela's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 5:48 PM

    Great page and very helpful tips! Thanks.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2007 at 10:34 PM

    Nice page. Great pics ;-)

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2006 at 2:47 PM

    Fantastic,wonderful,beautiful.got more places on my must see places list now. Thanks.

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    Jun 17, 2005 at 3:05 AM

    Fascinating - some excellent tips too. Is this the San José of 60s song fame or was that another one? Delighted to see you're a fan of the Beatles, Flor - me too! But why isn't Liverpool in your UK section? You've got to get there!

  • lewistfo's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2005 at 7:02 PM

    Thanks for the very nice page with interesting comments. I'm going for a 3 weeks trip to CR in april to learn spanish. Hope to visit all the things you've recommanded

  • modbly104's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 12:57 PM

    Thanks for all the tips--I am going to Costa Rica in 3 weeks and very excited! : ) Chicago is verrrry cold right now and snowy! Time to get to warm, tropical climate!!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 5:36 AM

    Very useful tips for my visit to CR, thanks

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