Costa Rica Weekly: What to do in San José? 10 places that you can visit in the city



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I have walked many times in this city, I must say it's not the prettiest but it has some pretty places to visit.


San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and the capital of the province of the same name.

This city is in the center of the country, in the midwest of the Central Valley, within San Jose Canton.


San José is Costa Rica's seat of national government, focal point of political and economic activity, and major transportation hub. San José Canton's municipal land area is 44.2 square kilometers (17.2 square miles), with an estimated 333,980 residents in 2015


The capital city of Costa Rica, and it has been home to spaces and characters that have left their mark on the city. Some spaces are still standing, others remain in memory.


This are some places that you can visit in San Jose city and surroundings:

  1. National Museum - https://www.museocostarica.go.cr/

  2. Jade Museum - https://museodeljade.ins-cr.com/

  3. Tour in the National Theater - https://teatronacional.go.cr/

  4. San José Central Market - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Shopping-District/Mercado-Central-de-San-Jos%C3%A9-Costa-Rica-132271433523797/

  5. Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - https://www.butterflygardencostarica.com/

  6. Golden Museum - https://museosdelbancocentral.org/

  7. San José Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit - https://www.facebook.com/codece.asociacion

  8. Centro de Conservación Santa Ana - https://www.fundazoo.org/

  9. Animal Refugee Santa Ana - https://www.refugioanimalcr.com/

  10. Coffee Tour Hacienda La Chimba - https://haciendalachimba.com/

Some of the activities can be self guided to enjoy at your own pace and some of them are best to go with a guide so you have a bit of the history and culture of the city.


*Amanda Urcuyo is a travel designer for Costa Rica and you can contact her for information on tours, hotels, rent a car or shuttles: http://www.crtravellingtours.com/ www.facebook.com/crtravellingtours/


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