The Best Things to Do in San Jose

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Popular things to do in San Jose

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Specialty Museum
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Jade Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Many things to do in San Jose allow travelers to experience the rich past of Costa Rica's vibrant capital. Far more than a shopping destination for locally grown and locally made products, Central Market (Mercado Central) is a good place to take in the city's lively atmosphere. Sitting within Bellavista Fortress, National Museum (Museo Nacional) offers an introduction into centuries of Costa Rican history. Nature enthusiasts can trek through a lush tropical rainforest of Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, while adrenaline seekers can choose between many river rafting, canyoning, and rappelling tours. For a memorable souvenir created by local artisans and craftspeople, stop by Galeria Namu.

Side trips from San Jose

Waterfall
Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz Vara Blanca
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Volcano
Poas Volcano Poas Volcano National Park
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Jaco
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Jaco
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in San Jose

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Carpe Chepe
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Scenic Drive
Top Travel Costa Rica
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museo de Arte Costarricense
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Galeria Namu
4.9
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in San Jose

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Park
Parque La Sabana
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Parque Nacional Park
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Spirogyra Butterfly Garden
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in San Jose

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Shopping Mall
Lincoln Plaza
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Civic Center
El Sotano
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Flea Market
Central Market (Mercado Central)
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Va de nuevo
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in San Jose

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Children’s Museum
Museo de los Ninos
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Theme Park
Parque Diversiones
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Science Museum
Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Theme Park
Pueblo Antiguo
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Sightseeing Tour
Syltravel Day Tours
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
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Science Museum
Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Volcano
Irazu Volcano National Park Province of Cartago
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Jaco
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

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