San Jose

San Jose Attractions

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Arenal Hanging Bridges

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Arenal Hanging Bridges

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

While zip-line tours that take you swishing through the treetops at squeal-inducing speeds certainly have their charm, there are other ways to appreciate Costa ...  Read more

Arenal Volcano National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 146 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Braulio Carrillo National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 65 Reviews

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 ...  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. ...  Read more

Escazu

Costa Rica is known for its diverse wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, dense rainforest and endless outdoor adventures. But the Central Valley neighborhood of ...  Read more

Gold Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Jade Museum (Museo de Jade)

4 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Metallic Building

This easy-to-spot structure was built in Brussels and imported to Costa Rica via France in 1896. Upon arrival in San Jose, it served as one of the country’s ...  Read more

Morazan Park

This lush public park at the center of San Jose was named after Francisco Morazan, an old-school general who tried to unite all of Central America into one ...  Read more

Museo de Los Ninos (Children's Museum)

4 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

National Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

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

National Theater

4 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Orosi River Valley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

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

Plaza de la Cultura

As far as city squares go, Plaza de la Cultura leaves much to be desired. That’s because its unremarkable architecture and mostly concrete designs tend to ...  Read more

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