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Located in the middle of Costa Rica's Central Valley, the capital of San Jose enjoys a dramatic setting, ringed as it is by jagged mountain peaks. At night from up high on one of these peaks, San Jose glitters beautifully below with the city lights forming a sea of colour as the sun sets. Despite this, many travellers view San Jose as a mere necessary stop on their way elsewhere yet underneath the hustle and bustle of the country's largest city is a wealth of attractions worth seeking out.

With many landscaped parks and leafy barrios, San Jose is a surprisingly green city punctuated by colonial-era wooden houses and elegant buildings. The palm-lined Parque Central forms the centrepiece of the city and offers a quiet respite from the chaos of urban living. Here is where you'll find the wonderfully restored Catedral Metropolitana with its colourful frescoes, as well as the Teatro Melico Salazar. The labyrinthine Mercado Central is an experience in itself with vendors selling exotic fruits and vegetables alongside fish and meat. It's a great place to pick up a cheap snack and people watch as locals hunt for their daily bargain. Perhaps San Jose's most impressive piece of architecture is the elegant Teatro Nacional. With sumptuous red velvet carpets, grand marble stairways and gilt cherubs, the theatre is reminiscent of the type of buildings you'd find in Europe and guided tours are available as well as regular performances.

As the country's most cosmopolitan city, it's no wonder that San Jose provides a wide variety of eating options with the majority of upmarket restaurants found in the neighbourhood of San Pedro. This is also where you'll find the city's most lively nightlife, home to various bars, clubs and live music venues.

To get you started with planning your holiday to San Jose, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Central America
Costa Rica Calling
14 days FROM $1,959

From San Jose discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Relax on the palm fringed beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean Coast, take in spectacular scenery, encounter wonderful wildlife in acclaimed national parks and the incredible marine life of Cahuita’s coral reefs. This is Costa Rica encompassed!

Panama City | Panama | Central America
Costa Rica to Panama
14 days FROM $1,899

From San Jose to Panama City, travel to the beautiful Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and the idyllic Caribbean Coast of Panama, through cloud forests, pristine national parks and tranquil islands. Experience rumbling volcanoes and bubbling hot springs, beautiful beaches, colourful markets, abundant wildlife and adventure galore!

Antigua | Central America
The Way To San Jose
15 days FROM $2,159

Travelling from Antigua to San Jose, discover the magnificent Mayan site of Copan and the idyllic Caribbean island of Roatan in Honduras, before spending time in scenic Granada and Leon, Nicaragua’s charming colonial cities. Top off your adventure on the volcanic island of Ometepe.

Costa Rica | Central America
Tico Traveller
9 Days FROM $1,279

Depart San Jose and explore some of Costa Rica's key sites including the symmetrical Arenal volcano, Monteverde's beautiful Cloud Forest and the unique Manuel Antonio National Park. Meet some of the country's weird and wonderful wildlife in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world!

Costa Rica | Central America
Costa Rica Coast to Coast
12 Days FROM $2,879

Spend 12 exciting days seeing Costa Rica from both coasts. Visit the hot springs in Orosi, tour the canals of Tortuguero and gaze at the volcano at Arenal. A great way to see everything this colourful country has to offer!

Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica | Central America
Pura Vida!
14 Days FROM $5,129

Take an in-depth journey around Costa Rica. Start in San Jose before spending time in lush San Ramon, iconic Arenal and getting some relaxation time in Manuel Antonio and Corcavado National Parks. Pura Vida!

Tailormade Holidays to San Jose

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Costa Rica — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include San Jose.

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