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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    Adventure Inn Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Ciudad Cariari, San Jose, Costa Rica

    The central 4-star Adventure Inn Hotel is set in the... More details

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    Gran Hotel Costa Rica

    4 star hotel
    Avenida 2ª Calle Central, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.4Very good

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    1 Km East Of The Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (Sjo, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2-10173 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    The comfortable Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport is... More details

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    Residencial El Robledal, La Ur, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
    Average rating: 3.4Very good

    Comfortable hotel Barcelo Premium San Jose Palacio is a... More details

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    Prospero Fernandez Highway, In Front Of Multiplaza, San Jose, Costa Rica, 11856-1000 (Map)

    The stylish Intercontinental Real Costa Rica is a 5... More details

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    5Th Avenue 5Th Street;P O Box 7802 1000, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1000 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    The deluxe 3-star Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola is set in... More details

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    Hotel Robledal

    3 star hotel
    400 Mts. Oeste De La Iglesia Catolica Del Roble De, San Jose, Costa Rica, 0000 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.5Exceptional

    The affordable Hotel Robledal is a 3-star hotel in San... More details

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    El Maragato

    3 star hotel
    Street 1St And 3Rd, San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.6Very good

    El Maragato is situated in the heart of San Jose right... More details

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    Del Centro Empresarial Forum Dos;150 Metros Sur Y , San Jose, Costa Rica, 10903 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.0Good

    Hotel Indigo San Jose Forum Costa Rica is a 3-star... More details

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    Sabana Norte;Contiguo Agencia , San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

    The comfortable Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici is a 4... More details

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    700 Metros Oeste De La Firestone, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    Costa Rica Marriott Hotel is a 5-star deluxe hotel... More details

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    Central Street & 3Rd -15Th Ave; Calle Blancos, San Jose, Costa Rica, 538-2120 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

    The five–star property is situated near the centre of... More details

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    San Antonio De Belen, San Jose, Costa Rica, 357-2120 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.2Exceptional

    The pleasant 4-star Country Inn & Suites offers cosy... More details

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    Le Bergerac

    3 star hotel
    Los Yoses; Primera Entrada, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1002 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.5Exceptional

    The 3-star Le Bergerac boasts central location not far... More details

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    Next To Cima Hospital;Plaza Tempo City, San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)

    Situated in the center of San Jose, the 3-star Holiday... 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)
    Average rating: 4.6Exceptional

    The contemporary 3-star Plaza Real offers quick access... More details

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    Isla Verde

    3 star hotel
    200 Oeste De La Embajada Americana, San Jose, Cr, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)

    The hotel Isla Verde provides good lodging in San Jose.... More details

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    San Antonio De Belen, Ciudad Cariari, San Jose, Costa Rica, 40701 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.4Exceptional

    The attractive Doubletree By Hilton Cariari San Jose is... More details

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    Ave. Escazu Complex Prospero Fernandez Hwy, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1250 (Map)

    The comfortable 3-star Residence Inn By Marriott San... More details

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    Balmoral

    4 star hotel
    Ave. Central Entre Calle 7 Y 9, San Jose, Costa Rica, 3344-1000 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.1Good

    Hotel Balmoral is located in the heart of San Jose. You... More details

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    Studio Hotel

    4 star hotel
    750Mts South From Forum 1, San Jose, Costa Rica, 00000 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.6Exceptional

    Studio Hotel is a 4-star attractive hotel offering... More details

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    San Luis De Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Cr, San Jose, Costa Rica (Map)

    The hotel Isla Los Angeles Costa Rica provides good... More details

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    Autopista Prospero Fernandez, Calle Marginal N, Pl, San Jose, Costa Rica, 5024005 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

    The pleasant Courtyard San Jose Escazu offers air... More details

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    Paseo Colon, 5 Bis Avenue, 40 Street 434 1150, San Jose, Costa Rica, CR-1150 (Map)

    Hotel Occidental Torremolinos is a 4-star quiet hotel... More details

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    The Alta Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Alto De Las Palomas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1260 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

    The comfortable 4-star Alta Hotel is a great place to... More details

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