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San Jose Attractions

Arenal Volcano National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The most famous national park in Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park protects the still sizzling Arenal Volcano, one of the world’s 10 most active volcanoes. The park also encompasses 16 ...  Read more

Poas Volcano National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There aren’t too many places in the world where you can almost touch the rim of an active volcano, but at Poas Volcano National Park you can get up close to the smoking crater. One of the ...  Read more

San Jose Central Market (Mercado Central)

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The lively San Jose Central Market was founded in 1880. For free entertainment and a real taste of the local atmosphere, there’s no better place in the city! The market has more than 200 stalls, ...  Read more

Orosi River Valley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The thick green forests, fertile coffee plantations and scenic mountains of the Orosi River Valley draw bird watchers, freshwater fishermen and nature lovers to the banks of the Reventazon River, as ...  Read more

Arenal Hanging Bridges

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A trip to through the lush rainforests surrounding Arenal Hanging Bridges may be perfect for nature lovers, but it’s not for the faint of heart. That’s because 16 bridges—some suspended high above ...  Read more

Sarapiqui Canopy

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

You’ve heard all about Costa Rica’s famous biodiversity – and the tropical rainforest Sarapiqui Canopy is the place to experience it first-hand. Home of the endangered green macaw, and a number ...  Read more

Braulio Carrillo National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The vast protected forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park may be divided by one of the nation’s busiest highways, but this just means easy access for travelers, as well as the possibility of ...  Read more

National Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 34 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The National Museum, housed in the barracks of the Bellavista Fortress, has been proudly displaying indigenous and pre-Columbian artifacts, religious artwork and geological and archeological pieces ...  Read more

Gold Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

More than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts, including Costa Rica’s very first coin, handmade ceramics and a life-sized warrior, are housed in this museum that was opened in 1985. The museum’s collection ...  Read more

Jade Museum (Museo de Jade)

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Costa Rica’s jade is world famous, and the Jade Museum - or Museo de Jade - displays arguably the world’s largest collection of the precious stone. At this museum you’ll not only see a huge ...  Read more

Museo de Los Ninos (Children's Museum)

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Costa Rica Children’s Museum is an interactive fun experience for all the family. Housed in a gaily painted toytown castle, that’s actually a historic old military prison, the museum’s ...  Read more

National Theater

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perhaps the most famous (and certainly most prized) public building in all of San Jose, the National Theater of Costa Rica in the city’s Catedral district, is home to the nation’s cultural community. ...  Read more

Sarchi

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The capital of Alajuela province, Sarchi is renowned for its arts and crafts, in particular its decorative oxcarts recalling the heyday of Costa Rica’s coffee industry. Lying almost 1,000 meters ...  Read more

Chirripo National Park

Cerro Chirripo, Coast Rica’s highest point, is just one of the attractions that draws wilderness adventurers to what some consider the nation’s wildest park. The 11-mile hike up a steep mountain pass ...  Read more

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