San Jose VacationsCosta Rica
The capital of Costa Rica, and home to most of her residents, San Jose is a unique little city on a plateau 3700 feet above sea level. San Jose enjoys a slightly cooler version of the Caribbean’s beautiful, hot climate. Fresh Caribbean seafood isn’t hard to find here and neither …

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Reviews of San Jose

rare malanuic
rare malanuic
25/03/2019

San Jose traffic is horrible worst than Los Angeles and New York put together! The pedestrians walk in front of your car. you are driving with buses, bikes, mopads, trucks. The 2 lane oneway streets are easily turned into 3 oneway lanes. Don't even attempt to look for parking.

Brooklyn Bass
Brooklyn BassPagosa Springs, Colorado, USA
15/11/2017

Love love love Costa Rica. Have been there a few times. Once for two weeks for a mission trip. Very humid, but a great country. Once considered getting a beach house there.

Keane
KeaneSan Francisco, California, USA
28/11/2016

Interesting capital city, though the more modern architecture for shops is totally uninspiring. The National Theater, however, is gorgeous.

Erik M
Erik M
28/10/2015

Kind of ugly, definitely noisy and crowded, but worth visiting for a day or two just to get the feel of urban Costa Rica. Note that the "San Jose" International airport is not in San Jose at all but rather Alajuela, so if you're planning to connect to the airport, plan your time in and around Alajuela city, not San Jose.

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