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San Jose
Vibrant and packed with Victorian mansions, Costa Rica's rowdy, bustling capital was built on the profits of the coffee trade and working "golden bean" plantations still surround the city. Try freshly roasted local beans at Mercado Central. For shinier gold, visit the Museo del Oro. Many renovated landmarks now house stylish hotels. Usually viewed as a hub, rather than a destination, nightlife is concentrated in Spanish village-inspired El Pueblo. Don't miss the elegant 1897 National Theater.

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Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Since 1897, this elegant theater has been a source of pride.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Theatres
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Morpho Vans
Morpho Vans
Owner description: Morpho Vans provides safe, reliable and flexible Private Transportation for travelers in Costa Rica. Our Private Transfers can be scheduled at anytime you choose. We’ll drive... more Owner description: Morpho Vans provides safe, reliable and flexible Private Transportation for travelers in Costa Rica. Our Private Transfers can be scheduled at anytime you choose. We’ll drive you anywhere you need to go in Costa Rica: airports, hotels, offices, houses, beaches or mountains. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
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Costa Rica Shuttle
Costa Rica Shuttle
Owner description: The easiest and most cost-effective Transportation service to and from the airport or from your home, office or hotel. Costa Rica Shuttle is the nation’s leading Transportation... more Owner description: The easiest and most cost-effective Transportation service to and from the airport or from your home, office or hotel. Costa Rica Shuttle is the nation’s leading Transportation Company, airport shuttle service, providing door-to-door ground transportation to more than 15 thousand passengers per year. Our friendly drivers, comfortable vans and reasonable rates take the hassle out of getting to and less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
Precolumbian Gold Museum
Precolumbian Gold Museum
A large collection of indigenous gold art.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Costa Rica Driver - Tours
Costa Rica Driver - Tours
Attraction type: Private Tours; Taxis & Shuttles

All places to eat » Places to eat

La Terrasse French Cuisine
La Terrasse French Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Price: US$ 18 - US$ 35
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurante Grano de Oro
Restaurante Grano de Oro
Ranked #2 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Price: US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisines: French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Esquina de Buenos Aires
La Esquina de Buenos Aires
Ranked #3 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Price: US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Soups, South American
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tenedor Argentino
Tenedor Argentino
Ranked #4 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Price: US$ 2 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Latin, Argentinian
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lubnan
Lubnan
Ranked #5 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hostel Urbano
Hostel Urbano
US$ 10 - US$ 28
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TripOn Open House
2.5 of 5
TripOn Open House
US$ 14 - US$ 143
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Hostel Bekuo
Hostel Bekuo
US$ 10 - US$ 36
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Aranjuez
3.0 of 5
Hotel Aranjuez
US$ 50 - US$ 74
Ranked #6 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Hotel Santo Tomas
3.0 of 5
Hotel Santo Tomas
US$ 63 - US$ 94
Ranked #7 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Isla Verde Hotel
3.0 of 5
Isla Verde Hotel
US$ 63 - US$ 83
Ranked #11 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
4.0 of 5
Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
US$ 157 - US$ 323
Ranked #1 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Barcelo San Jose
4.0 of 5
Barcelo San Jose
US$ 82 - US$ 141
Ranked #15 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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Radisson Hotel San Jose Costa Rica
4.0 of 5
Radisson Hotel San Jose Costa Rica
US$ 78 - US$ 121
Ranked #18 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
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