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About San Jose

San José, meaning Saint Joseph is the capital and the largest city in Costa Rica. The city is the focal point of economics and politics in the country. The city also serves as the transportation hub for not only Costa Rica but all the Central American Nations. San José also holds 15th rank in the reputed world’s fastest growing destination cities by visitor cross border spending.

San José is located in the western province of the country in the central valley. The metropolitan area holds about 2 million people but only a few people have residents in the city center, as it is the place where people come to work from all regions of the city making it the most rushed place. The Master Card Global Destinations Cities Index of 2012 has awarded San José the sixth most important destinations in Latin America.

Juan Santamaria International Airport handles most of the air traffic of the city. The other important airport of the city is Tobias Bolanos International Airport. The road network of San José effectively connects the city districts to the metropolitan area. Buses are also a convenient way to reach San José from the neighboring cities. Alternatively, you can take train to reach San José. Inside the city, taxi can take you wherever you want to go.

The climate of San José is tropical wet and dry. The precipitation of the region varies widely during the year.

San José has a number of beautiful theatres and auditoriums which are inspired from the European architecture. The architectural excellence of these buildings is a real eye candy. But the tourists are attracted to these monuments not just for the architecture but the musical, cultural, artistic presentations inside.

The museums of the city are also great to admire the cultural and historical artifacts. You can not only witness the Costa Rican history in these museums but can also track the scientific discoveries of the pre Columbian era, art and culture.

The parks and zoos of the city are great to go for a walk. As much as the natural sceneries of these parks are soothing to the eyes, the natural ambiance is refreshing to the mind. The number of parks and zoos in the city are impressive.

Dining: Just like all other cities of Costa Rica, the food is not spicy in San José. Gallo pinto is the most popular food of the city which is a mixture of black beans and fried rice. Restaurants known by the name Sodas serve traditional Costa Rican food. In downtown San José, you will find lots of food stalls and sodas.

Stay Safe: San José is regarded as the safest city not only in Costa Rica but in whole of Latin America. In recent years, the city and the country have seen a great fall in crime rates. The metropolitan area of the city has the headquarters of the Inter American Court of Human Rights. While you are in the city, follow the basic tourist guidelines to stay on the safer side.

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How much a typical Hotel in San Jose costs per night, considering the average prices ?

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 43 SGD to 72 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 214 SGD to 314 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 62 SGD to 86 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 96 SGD to 139 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 146 SGD to 191 SGD.

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San Jose's Monthly Temperature
22.6
Jan
23.0
Feb
23.5
Mar
23.7
Apr
22.9
May
22.5
Jun
22.6
Jul
22.4
Aug
22.0
Sep
21.8
Oct
21.9
Nov
22.3
Dec
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San Jose's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit San Jose considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit San Jose in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

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View Hotel Crowne-Plaza-San-Jose-CorobiciRestaurant
Costado Norte del Parque La Sabana, San Jose

Property Location
When you stay at Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici in San Jose, you'll be in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of Co.....

Starts at SGD 174/night

View Hotel Radisson-San-Jose-Costa-RicaReception
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, San Jose

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A stay at Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica places you in the heart of San Jose, a 4-minute drive from Children's Museum .....

Starts at SGD 269/night

View Hotel Barceló-San-JoséBanquet Hall
Rating
9.1
Autopista General Canas 3km, San Jose

Property Location
When you stay at Barceló San José in San Jose, you'll be in the suburbs, within a 10-minute drive of Costa Rica Nati.....

Starts at SGD 175/night

View Hotel Hotel-Grano-de-OroOutdoor Dining
Rating
8.4
Calle 30 Avs 2 y 4, San Jose

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With a stay at Hotel Grano de Oro, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, within a 10-minute drive of Costa Rica N.....

Starts at SGD 379/night

View Hotel Holiday-Inn-San-Jose-AurolaGuestroom
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8.2
5th Avenue and 5th Street, San Jose

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With a stay at Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, within a 5-minute drive of Parq.....

Starts at SGD 161/night

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Rating
8.3
Central Ave, between 7th and 9th St, San Jose

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A stay at Balmoral Hotel places you in the heart of San Jose, within a 5-minute drive of Plaza de la Democracia and .....

Starts at SGD 185/night

View Hotel Rincón-del-Valle-Hotel-&-SuitesMeeting Facility
Rating
7.2
50m este 50m sur del Colegio de Medicos, San Jose

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With a stay at Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites, you'll be centrally located in San Jose, a 5-minute drive from Costa.....

Starts at SGD 180/night

View Hotel Parque-del-Lago-Boutique-HotelRestaurant
Rating
8.9
Ave 2da, calles 40-42, San Jose

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With a stay at Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel in San Jose, you'll be a 4-minute drive from Costa Rica National Stadi.....

Starts at SGD 181/night

View Hotel Best-Western-Irazu-Hotel-&-CasinoBathroom Shower
General Canas Hwy KM3, San Jose

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Located in San Jose, Best Western Irazu Hotel & Casino is in the suburbs, within a 10-minute drive of Museum of Cost.....

Starts at SGD 147/night

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