City Guide: San Jose

     In San Jose, Costa Rica, beauty is on your doorstep.

     Tourists usually bypass the city en-route to Costa Rica's other landscapes, but San Jose is well worth a stop. It is a far cry from the usual entertainments, but it will offer you an unforgettable adventure in Mercado Central and a dose of local culture in its green suburbia like El Pueblo.

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City Guide: San Jose

     In San Jose, Costa Rica, beauty is on your doorstep.

     Tourists usually bypass the city en-route to Costa Rica's other landscapes, but San Jose is well worth a stop. It is a far cry from the usual entertainments, but it will offer you an unforgettable adventure in Mercado Central and a dose of local culture in its green suburbia like El Pueblo.

     If you want out a break from your day-to-day routine, then complete your trip to San Jose with Booked.net. Be it a room in cheap hotel in San Jose to luxury offers all available with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.

     San Jose offers any type of vacation. For example, culture buffs should pay a visit to the National Museum for a bite of history or enjoy art in Jade Museum. When the experiences of San Jose make you tired, take it easy in cafetaleros or coffee houses with a cup of hot coffee.

     Meanwhile, backpackers can occupy themselves with the city's green neighborhood. Just look at your surroundings. San Jose sits against a volcanic mountain background where you can go hiking or enjoy water rafting. Whatever you prefer from colonial architecture to lush green landscapes, San Jose offers a non-stop vacation.

Other attractions include;

- Avenida Central, a pedestrian-friendly street packed with restaurants

- El Pueblo offers night entertainments in restaurants, discos, galleries, and more

- Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica’s grandest architectural building

- The Simon Bolivar Zoo offers animal species on display

- The San Pedro Mall, the largest in Central America

- Mercado Central, a local market perfect for buys

     In San Jose you can also find other shopping centers to make purchases to fill empty space in your backpack. It just depends on what you are looking for. For instance, Barrio Amón specializes in souvenirs, while all kinds of crafts can be found in downtown Galería Namu.

     After shopping you can join in on the weekly parties in San Jose. On weekends the city brims with local fiestas, salsa and merengue. You can make a stop in harbor Latino bars or join a crowd of teens to bar-hop the night away.

     Otherwise, there is always abundance of dining choices to relax in the evening. If you are on a tight budget, you should find a cafe in Mercado Central that offers the cheapest dishes in the city. More sophisticated cuisine is served in Escazú packed with fashionable restaurants. Regardless of your budget Booked.net can organize your stay within the city.

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  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica

    4 star hotel
    Avenida 2ª Calle Central, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000 (Map)
    6.6 - Good
    Based on 5 reviews
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    The Grand Hotel Costa Rica enjoys a prime setting in the very heart of San Jose, allowing its guests to explore the renowned museums, art galleries, theatres and upscale shopping venues. More details

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    US$66
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  • 700 Metros Oeste De La Firestone, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 44 reviews
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    Costa Rica Marriott Hotel is a 5-star deluxe hotel offering en-suite accommodation steps away from Pueblo Antiguo, Parque Juan Santamaria and Cathedral. It was opened in 1996 and is an example of colonial architecture in San Jose. More details

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  • Balmoral

    4 star hotel
    Ave. Central Entre Calle 7 Y 9, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3344-1000 (Map)
    6.2 - Good
    Based on 1 reviews
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    Hotel Balmoral is located in the heart of San Jose. You can walk to the business and financial district, the best entertainment and shopping areas. More details

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    US$98
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  • Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
    6.8 - Very good
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    Comfortable hotel Barcelo Premium San Jose Palacio is a worth representative of the five-star hotels in San Jose. You can benefit from such services as beauty salon, laundry and room service. More details

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    US$91
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  • Barcelo Palma Real

    4 star hotel
    200 Mts Norte Del Ice Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
    9.6 - Exclusive
    Based on 1 reviews
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    The comfortable 4-star Barcelo Palma Real offers bright accommodation in an entertainment area of San Jose. An example of traditional architecture, this hotel opened in 1996 and was fully restored in 2007. More details

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  • Hotel Santo Tomas

    3 star hotel
    Avenida 7 Entre Calles 3 And 5, San Jose, Costa Rica, SJO-1000 (Map)
    7.8 - Excellent
    Based on 89 reviews
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    Located in the center of San Jose, the four-star Santo Tomas hotel is only a few minutes away from the National Theater, Jade Museum and San Jose Cathedral. Built in 1908 the property offers traditional design, antique furnishings and state-of-the-art equipment. More details

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    US$57
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  • El Maragato

    3 star hotel
    Street 1St And 3Rd, San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)
    7.2 - Very good
    Based on 12 reviews
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    El Maragato is situated in the heart of San Jose right next to renowned attractions, such as Water and Fire in Paradise Tour, Biesanz Woodworks and Parque La Sabana. National Theater, Central Park and Plaza de la Cultura are 5 minutes away. More details

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    US$50
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  • 1 Km East Of The Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (Sjo, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2-10173 (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 54 reviews
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    The comfortable Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport is situated in the center of San Jose right next to such attractions as Tortuga Island, Correos de Costa Rica and CREN Day Tours. Founded in 2008, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2012. More details

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  • Central Street & 3Rd -15Th Ave, Calle Blancos, San Jose, Costa Rica, 538-2120 (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 18 reviews
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    The five–star property is situated near the centre of San Jose, and is close to the Gold Museum and National Theater. The property is decorated with an elegant mix of beautifully carved wood and stone from Ecuador's rock quarries and offers the latest technology. More details

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    US$81
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  • Cuidad Cariari San Antonio De Belen,Belen, 800 Met, San Jose, Costa Rica, 357-2120 (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 29 reviews
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    Situated in the historic center of San Jose, the 4-star Country Inns & Suites By Carls offers the garden restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Built in 1972, the traditional hotel was renovated in 2003. More details

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  • Plaza Real

    3 star hotel
    La Uruca Del Banco De Costa Rica 200Mts Sur 100Mtr, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3794005 (Map)
    9.4 - Superb
    Based on 18 reviews
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    The comfortable 3-star Plaza Real offers quick access to Jade Museum, Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Pueblo Antiguo . Founded in 2000, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2005. More details

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  • Le Bergerac

    3 star hotel
    Los Yoses, Primera Entrada, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1002 (Map)
    9.0 - Exceptional
    Based on 56 reviews
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    The 3-star Le Bergerac boasts central location not far from Museo de los Ninos, Carpe Chepe Pub Crawl and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. Thanks to a train station nearby, the tranquil hotel is well connected with other parts of San Jose. More details

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  • Best Western Irazu

    4 star hotel
    General Canas Hwy Km3, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000 (Map)
    7.0 - Very good
    Based on 48 reviews
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    The well-equipped Best Western Irazu is conveniently set minutes away from Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours, Jade Museum and Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar. Founded in 1970, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2006. More details

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    US$90
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  • Studio Hotel

    4 star hotel
    750Mts South From Forum 1, San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)
    9.2 - Exceptional
    Based on 26 reviews
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    Studio Hotel is located in a financial area of San Jose in close proximity to Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, Biesanz Woodworks and Correos de Costa Rica. Since 2011, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of San Jose. More details

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  • Adventure Inn Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Ciudad Cariari, San Jose, Costa Rica
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    The central 4-star Adventure Inn Hotel is set in the shopping district of San Jose. All spacious rooms are equipped with in-room safe, cable TV and direct dial phone. More details

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  • Ave. Escazu Complex Prospero Fernandez Hwy, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1250 (Map)
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    The comfortable 3-star Residence Inn By Marriott San Jose Escazu is set in the heart of San Jose. Within minutes to the suburb district, in the vicinity of Central Park, Jade Museum and Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar. More details

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  • Bougainvillea Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Next To Santo Tomas Public School; Santo Domingo De Heredia; San Jose; Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)
    9.6 - Exclusive
    Based on 11 reviews
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    The 4-star Bougainvillea Hotel boasts perfect location not far from National Park, Inbio Parque and Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar. The charming hotel is placed in a downtown area, a short walk away from museums, a basilica. More details

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  • Autopista General Canas, 3 Miles South Of Intl Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica, 718820-100 (Map)
    8.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 2 reviews
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    The quiet Wyndham San Jose Herradura offers spacious accommodation overlooking Central Valley. The building was renovated in 2011. More details

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  • Ave. 6, Calle 28, Barrio Don Bosco, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
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    The eco-friendly 3-star Park Inn By Radisson San Jose offers modern accommodation in a central area of San Jose. 20 minutes away from Museo de los Ninos, Plaza de la Cultura and Templo de la Musica. More details

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    US$34
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  • Autopista Prospero Fernandez,, San Jose, Costa Rica, 5024005 (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 48 reviews
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    The pleasant Courtyard San Jose Escazu offers air-conditioned rooms in a vibrant area of San Jose. This colonial building was refurbished in 2009. More details

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  • San Antonio De Belen, Ciudad Cariari, San Jose, Costa Rica, 40701 (Map)
    8.8 - Exceptional
    Based on 50 reviews
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    The attractive Doubletree By Hilton Cariari San Jose is well set minutes away from Inbio Parque, Intercultura Language School and Cultural Center and Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours. With accents of traditional architecture, the hotel was built in 1973 and renovated in 2012. More details

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    US$118
    per night
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  • Avenida 3 Entre Calles 9 Y 11 Frente Al Parque Mor, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1655 1000 (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 30 reviews
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    The pleasant Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas offers elegant rooms in a tranquil area of San Jose. The property is situated in the center of San Jose and within a 25-minute walk of Water and Fire in Paradise Tour, Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours and Universidad de Costa Rica. More details

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    US$89
    per night
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  • Barcelo Palacio

    5 star hotel
    Residencial El Robledal, La Uruca, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
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    The 5-star Barcelo Palacio offers fine accommodation in San Jose. The property is located in a metropolitan of San Jose, close to Pueblo Antiguo, Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar and National Theater . More details

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    per night
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  • Puerta Del Sol

    3 star hotel
    Ciudad Cariari; Residencial Los Arcos: Rotonda N?1; N?17, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 2 reviews
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    The family Puerta Del Sol is a great place in a commercial area of San Jose. Major San Jose attractions, such as Inbio Parque, Pueblo Antiguo and Tee Times Costa Rica Golf Tours are located nearby. More details

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    US$71
    per night
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  • Paseo Colon, 5 Bis Avenue, 40 Street 434 1150, San Jose, Costa Rica, CR-1150 (Map)
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    The quiet 4-star Hotel Occidental Torremolinos offers well-appointed guestrooms. Located in the center of San Jose, the property is steps away from Precolumbian Gold Museum, Central Park and Jade Museum . More details

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    US$132
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