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San José Travel Guide

San José Top Experiences

Want to learn more about San José? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

Highlights

Top Reasons to Go

Eating out: After traveling around Costa Rica eating mostly rice and beans and chicken, San José's varied restaurants offer a welcome change...

Highlights

Tune In: Costa Rican Radio

Take Costa Rican radio along if you're driving to your adventures out of San José. The airwaves here are filled with the hottest Latin hits...

Highlights

Eco-Lodges in San José

Clean? Green? Pristine? San José is none of these, but even in Costa Rica's congested capital, you can count on a handful of pioneers who keep...

Nightlife

San José's Cafés

Costa Ricans are serious about their ritual of tomando café (taking a coffee break), but most places they do so in the city feel pretty basic...

Sights

Missing History

Blame it on the earthquakes. Costa Ricans are quick to attribute the scarcity of historic architecture in San José and around the country to...

Sports & Activities

Are You Ready for Some Fútbol?

Sports mean one thing in San José: soccer. Very young boys (and a slowly increasing number of girls) kick around a ball—or some other object...

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