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San José overview

San José is a friendly place, distinct for its live music and museums, and known for its casinos and shops. You'll enjoy the area's natural features, beaches and dancing. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Gold Museum and National Theater. Make plans to visit the popular Jade Museum and National Center of Art and Culture. A family-friendly area, San José also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in San José

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around San José has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in San José with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all San José hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best San José hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to San José

Fly in to San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from central San José. San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • San Jose Pacific Station
  • • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station
  • • San Jose Viquez Square Station

What to see around San José

Live music, museums and theatre are top highlights, along with cultural places like:
  • • Gold Museum
  • • National Theater
  • • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum
  • • Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge
  • • Precolumbian Gold Museum
Its beaches, jungle and volcano are notable. Top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Central Park
  • • Chirripo National Park
  • • Morazan Park
  • • Parque Espana
  • • Parque Nacional
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Jade Museum
  • • National Center of Art and Culture
  • • National Museum
  • • Museum of Costa Rican Art
  • • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

When to visit San José

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 28°C day, 16°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 18°C night
  • July-September: 27°C day, 17°C night
  • October-December: 27°C day, 16°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 16 cm
  • April-June: 548 cm
  • July-September: 785 cm
  • October-December: 499 cm
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