San Jose
Costa Rica
By Summer Brons

Bursting with culture and adventure, Costa Rica’s capital is a lively city, drawing thousands of tourists each year. San Jose offers its visitors an authentic taste of Central America with exceptional natural beauty and exciting attractions. invites you to book your San Jose vacation with us!

Arriving in the city is a snap, thanks to the San Jose International Airport (SJO) conveniently located just outside of downtown. You can book your flight using simply by clicking ( to secure your tickets using our great low rates on airfare. Be sure to let us help with your hotel needs as well, just click ( to browse available San Jose accommodations.

Once you’ve settled in and wish to begin experiencing the city, recommends starting with visits to some of San Jose’s excellent museums. Tour the Museo Nacional, featuring a butterfly garden and a unique collection of stones from the Diquis Valley, all housed an old fort used during the revolution of 1948. Also visit the Jade Museum (Museo del Jade) to witness the largest collection of jade in America; and stop by the Gold Museum (Museo Oro Precolombino) to see rare gold works dating as far back as 500 AD.

Be sure to stroll around Parque Central and Mercao Central to browse local shops, mingle with the locals and take in the city’s admirable architecture. Avenida Central is a great place for shopping and dining, too. absolutely suggests enjoying as much of the fresh Costa Rican coffee as you can during your visit! You’ll not be lacking for entertainment once the sun goes down, either. San Jose enjoys a vibrant nightlife and a diverse music scene, offering a little something for everyone regardless of your after-hours tastes.

Although San Jose’s downtown offers many great venues, you’ll certainly want to spend some time in Costa Rica’s beautiful outdoors. recommends taking an aerial tram tour of the rainforest. You’ll ride in an open-air gondola through the lush greenery of forest floor to treetops, and there’s no better way to catch a glimpse of the wildlife and one of a kind plant life than to experience it face to face. Your outdoor pursuits don’t have to stop at the rainforest, Costa Rica has plenty more to offer. Although about 90 km outside of San Jose, it is worth the trek to explore Arenal Volcano, one of the country’s most active. Hiking around the volcano is a popular pastime, and if you’re around at night you may even get to see lava and ash rising from the top. The natural hot springs at the volcano are another big draw, with the combination of warm water and cool air bringing unparalleled relaxation to its visitors.

Amidst the great sightseeing, the picturesque Costa Rican outdoors, amazing weather and friendly faces, San Jose is sure to earn a spot on your “favorite vacations” list. Plan your adventure with today and come see why this wonderful country is such a favored spot of travelers around the world.


  • 1. Volcan Poas
  • 2. Gold Museum
  • 3. Children's Museum
  • 4. Pueblo Antiguo
  • 5. Metropolitan Church
  • 6. Tropical Bungee
  • 7. National Theater
  • 8. Chirripo National Park
  • 9. Jade Museum
  • 10. Spirogyra Butterfly Garden


  • 1. San Isidro del General Fiestas - February
  • 2. San Jose Day - March
  • 3. Cattle Show - March
  • 4. Battle of Rivas Day
  • 5. Labour Day - May
  • 6. Saints Peter and Paul Day - June
  • 7. Guanacaste Day - July
  • 8. Virgen de los Angeles Day - August
  • 9. Independence Day - September
  • 10. Carnival - December


DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose
San Antonio de Belen, Ciudad Cariar, San Jose, Costa Rica
By Kristen A. Grose

The Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San José hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for all your Costa Rican adventures.  The hotel is centrally located just 5 minutes away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and 10 minutes from historic downtown. Being the largest city in the country, there are many sites to see here, such as the Teatro National or the many nearby Coffee Plantations. Also popular, are day trips to Irazu Volcano National Park and the Carara Biologicial Reserve; both of which are easily accessible from the Doubletree property.  As both the capital and gateway city, San José and the Doubletree hotel, is the perfect place to base yourself and experience Costa Rica's Pura Vida.
Doubletree by Hilton offers three unique room options: Guest Rooms, Suites, or Executives.  All of the accommodations are spacious and offer views of either the sweeping mountain landscape or the tropical pool gardens. The Suites boast separate living and sleeping spaces and also have privileges to the Executive Lounges, as do Executive Room guests. Whichever option you choose, guarantees that you will not be disappointed.  Rooms are tastefully designed and are nostalgic of the signature hacienda style of early San Jose. All are appointed with an array of modern amenities that cater to both your comfort and convenience, such as: luxury bedding, air conditioning, high speed internet, mini-bar and premium TV.  Whether you are traveling to Costa Rica for business, on holiday, or a little of both, you will find your perfect accommodation match at Doubletree Cariari.
Doubletree aims to please guests by offering a number onsite amenities and additional perks.   Enhance your stay by relaxing at an outdoor cabana or by taking a dip in the sparkling pools.  Or, enjoy a number of onsite dining options that cater to all tastes and preferences. suggests starting with a mojito in the casual bohemian atmosphere of Bar Chiriqui, followed by international cuisine that is served poolside at Las Tejas.  Plus, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy each with the early 2pm Check-In time comes standard, as does the 12pm Check-Out.
Just as there are several reasons to travel to Costa Rica, so are there many reasons to choose Doubletree Cariari by Hilton - San Jose Hotel.  Whether it's a honeymoon, a business trip, or a family vacation - assures that your stay will be truly memorable.  Click here (, to begin your Costa Rican adventure.


Aloft San Jose
Forum 2 Business Park, Lindora, Radial a Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
By Keleigh M. Quinn

Located just a few miles from the airport, and right in the Forum 2 Business Park, the Aloft San Jose provides a unique way to work or explore Costa Rica. Momentum Plaza is just across the street, offering shopping, restaurants and entertainment. In addition to all of the nearby office buildings, you will also have easy access to the U.S. Embassy and downtown San Jose. The exciting city of Escazú is just a few minutes away; there you will find enthralling nightlife and high end boutiques. You can also plan a visit to the National Museum or the Gold Museum. The Valle del Sol Golf Course is just a few miles away.

This hotel is designed to offer the most modern technology and a thriving social scene. Wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel, keeping you connected and productive at all times. The re:mix(SM) lounge offers a fun pool table and clustered seating to encourage conversation, while the w xyz(SM) lounge is the perfect place to recharge your gadgets and get some work done. Or head outside to the Aloft backyard to enjoy some fresh air and meet some new friends.

The rooms offer even more unique features, including the plug & play connectivity station, which connects your laptop or smart phone right to the 42” LCD television.  Enjoy the Aloft Signature Bed, or stay focused at the desk. The bathrooms offer Bliss® Bath Amenities. Kids will love spending the night in a fun tent in the room, provided by the front desk.

The re:fuel by Aloft(SM) is open 24 hours a day for you to purchase a healthy snack, quick meal or beverage. You can also have a few cocktails at the w xyz(SM) bar. This modern atmosphere is also perfect for business meetings. The flexible spaces include the latest audio/visual equipment and free internet access.

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