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Top San Jose Beach Hotel

Bali-home W/best View, Privacy,pool, Wifi, Bbq, Near Beach/waterfall/ziplng, et
18, Urbanization Pica Flora, Atenas, Alajuela (province)
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4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
Un lugar increíble

"Si busca un lugar muy cerca de San José para pasar un fin de semana de paz y tranquilidad, con una vista increíble, este es el lugar"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2020

Bali-home W/best View, Privacy,pool, Wifi, Bbq, Near Beach/waterfall/ziplng, et
Portal de la Montaña
3.5 out of 5
1.5 KM sur de la escuela M. Camacho, Camino a Parrita entrada el Zoncho, Sabanillas, San Jose
The price is CA $81 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.8/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)

"The staff there is amazing! Very private and quiet. Great views"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

Portal de la Montaña
Studio Hotel Boutique
4 out of 5
50 meters North of the Red Cross, Santa Ana, San Jose
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The price is CA $116 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,152 reviews)

"Very clean and felt safe. Thi has become my new choice when visiting San Jose which is about 5 times a year."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

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Ruta Verde House
3 out of 5
400 Meters Norte de Villa San Ignacio, En Ruta a San Pedro de Poas, Tambor, Alajuela
The price is CA $58 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.6/5Wonderful! (103 reviews)

"Super friendly people! Great place! I would go back there"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Ruta Verde House
Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
3.5 out of 5
East side of Costa Rica Country Club, San Rafael, Escazu, San Jose
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $106 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (478 reviews)

"Excellent place, very near From importante places. Very large room"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2020

Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio
Casa Tropical
3 out of 5
1.3 km N 50 mts O de Autos Los Amigos, 500 mts N 50 mts west of Torresol, San Joaquin de Flores, Heredia
The price is CA $98 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (58 reviews)
Nice stay at Vista

"We stayed for two nights. Lovely courtyard and upper balcony view in nice neighborhood. Our hosts were terrific! Breakfast was very good. The room was pretty basic and needed more furniture- nothing to put luggage on, only one nightstand, bed not very comfy."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2019

Casa Tropical
Buena Vista Chic Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Road 130, 9 kms north from the airport, toward Poas Volcano, San Isidro, Alajuela
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The price is CA $161 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.5/5Wonderful! (262 reviews)

"Very clean, friendly and accommodating staff, great restaurant, food and service. Wonderful location with views and trails on the property. Wonderful stay!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2020

Buena Vista Chic Hotel
Hotel Suites Cristina
3.5 out of 5
300 meters north ICE building, Sabana Norte, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is CA $108 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.4/5Wonderful! (430 reviews)
Very comfortable and easy, but nearby noise

"Roomy and well appointed suite! It had a full kitchen with roomy fridge and even pots and pans! Oddly, we saw no coffee maker though. Great closet space. The included breakfast was wonderful. Service was also friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was the very loud music coming in presumably from ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

Hotel Suites Cristina
Colours Oasis Resort - Lifestyle Inclusive Adults Only
3 out of 5
Blvd Rohrmoser, NW Corner of Triangle, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is CA $58 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.3/5Excellent! (312 reviews)

"Amazing staff make this place for like a 5 star resort! Amazing job to everyone!"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2020

Colours Oasis Resort - Lifestyle Inclusive Adults Only
Adventure Inn
3.5 out of 5
50m east from Los Arcos, Ciudad Cariari, Heredia
The price is CA $104 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.3/5Excellent! (576 reviews)

"Our stay at the Adventure Inn was better than advertised. Our check is was seamless. The Front Desk staff were terrific and thankfully for us were fluent inEnglish. (We’ve been holiday in Central America for 10 years shame on us for not learning their language!) The Adventure in is less than 10 min ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Adventure Inn
Hotel Luisiana
3.5 out of 5
100 west and 400 south from Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, San Jose
The price is CA $50 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"I love this place . I ve been staying here for over 7 years"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Hotel Luisiana
Hotel Bristol Aeropuerto
2.5 out of 5
El Coyol, 300m from flyover junction, In front of Antiguo Rancho Maba, Alajuela, Alajuela
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The price is CA $87 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.1/5Very Good! (26 reviews)

"Such a convenient location to get to airport quickly in the early morning. Staff arranged for a taxi in morning at 5am, that arrived on time for a reasonable price. Also recommended a tasty and low priced restaurant just about 100 meters from hotel. Great hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020

Hotel Bristol Aeropuerto
Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
3.5 out of 5
5th Avenue and 5th Street, P O Box 7802-1000, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is CA $95 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 22
4.1/5Very Good! (926 reviews)
Great stay

"Thank you ❤️❤️❤️"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Calle Central y Tercera Av. 15, Calle Blancos, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is CA $108 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29
4.1/5Very Good! (1,067 reviews)

"Great staff, nice hotel facilities, good location."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms
4.1/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"The property was a very large and a private space that felt very welcoming. Offering a delicious breakfeast in the morning, transportation to and from the airport and a great selection of tours that were exceptional! It was located in a quiet and comfortable nieborhood along with good places to eat ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 15, 2019

Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms
Hostel Casa Colon
2 out of 5
Paseo Colon, Calle 24 Norte, Opposite Torre Mercedes, San Jose, San Jose
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3.9/5Good! (132 reviews)

"We (3 Canadians) took the bus from Panama City to San Jose, Costa Rica (Tica Bus)...arrived closer to mid-night; this location is 5 mts walk from Tica Bus Terminal; Check-in was a breeze; very friendly staff; breakfast was included in our package and we enjoyed it both days; there is a bar (to enjoy ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020

Hostel Casa Colon
Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $51 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11
3.7/5Good! (330 reviews)

"Really friendly and helpful stuff. Definitely a good option if you wanna stay close to the airport but still want to have restaurants and shops around"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel Inca Real
3 out of 5
Ave 11 Entre Calles 3 Y 5 Barrio Amon, San Jose, San Jose
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The price is CA $57 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27
3/5 (223 reviews)

"This location was a very comfortable and also very close to shopping and dinning area"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2019

Hotel Inca Real
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Beach Hotels in San Jose

Known for its museums and entertainment choices, San Jose offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. This vibrant destination has 46 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you browse for a place to stay by the water in San Jose, check out these top-rated beach hotels with positive customer reviews.

Costa Rica Love Apartments & Rooms - 2-star spa hostel. It features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a full-service spa. Guests love the helpful staff.

Hotel Buena Vista - 3-star hotel. Our travelers recommend its good location and breakfast. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi.

Hotel Inca Real - 3-star hotel. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. Guest reviews highlight the good location.

Hotel Suites Cristina - 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel. It features an outdoor pool, free buffet breakfast, and a restaurant. Guests love the central location and proximity to shopping.

Portal de la Montaña - 3.5-star spa lodge. This lodge boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a sauna. Activities include hiking trails.

Planning Your Trip to San Jose

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: April, May, March, and June, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 62°F
  • Driest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.54 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, October, June, and August, with an average rainfall of 11.66 inches

Sightseeing in and Around San Jose

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. Experience the area's museums and entertainment choices, and make time for local attractions like National Theater and Gold Museum. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Jade Museum or National Center of Art and Culture. Visitors also enjoy San Jose for its:
  • Bird watching
  • Volcano
  • Cafés
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Parks

Getting Around San Jose

To get to San Jose, book a flight to San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station, or San Jose Viquez Square Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is San Jose like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its museums and entertainment choices, San Jose offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best place for a beach vacation in San Jose?
Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery is a top 4-star beach hotel offering free breakfast and free WiFi, located within a short 10-minute walk of Jaco Beach. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Clandestino Beach Resort and Verde Mar Waterfront Hotel.
How many beach hotels should I expect to find in San Jose?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 204 hotels in San Jose for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in San Jose?
Plan your trip to the beach with a look at year-round temperatures in San Jose: The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 70°F. The rainiest months in San Jose are October, September, June, and August, with each month seeing an average of 12 inches of rainfall.
What is there to see and do around San Jose?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. Experience the area’s museums and entertainment choices, and make time for local attractions like Poas Volcano National Park and Morazan Park. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to National Park or San Pedro Mall.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in San Jose?
This travel information can help you get to and around your beach accommodation in San Jose with ease. The closest major airport is Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO), located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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