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San Jose Vacations
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DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
4 out of 5
Autopista Grl. Canas, Cruce San Antonio, San Antonio Belen Intersection, Ciudad Cariari
The price is CA $109 per night from May 14 to May 15
4.3/5Excellent! (930 reviews)

"Wonderful Staff. The meals we had in the restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
4.5 out of 5
700 meters West from Bridgestone/Firest, San Antonio de Belen, Heredia
The price is CA $174 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (845 reviews)

"This was a grand place to stay. Very elegant and beautiful. Everything about it pleased us. The rooms, the wildlife, the restaurants, the swimming, the staff, the grounds. Majestic is another good word for this property."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela
The price is CA $123 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.5/5Wonderful! (953 reviews)

"It is particularly convenient to the airport and makes a great place to end the trip before having to fly away. The only drawback is the lack of convenient places nearby to get a decent evening meal."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport
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Top Pre-Packaged Vacations & All Inclusive Resorts in San Jose

San Jose vacations are steeped in opposites. On one hand, the city is unmistakably gorgeous; situated in the famously lush Valle Central, this Costa Rican capital is surrounded by soaring volcanoes, sparkling valleys and a bevy of butterfly farms, coffee plantations, and waterfall gardens. On the other hand, however, it’s very much a city: a bustling destination with the usual circle of crowded markets, government buildings, and colourful neighbourhoods. Tourists searching for a serene experience will find it in the outlying natural wonders — this is Costa Rica, after all — but the best San Jose vacation packages embrace the area’s energetic atmosphere.

Though you could easily make a beeline for the beaches, start your San Jose vacation by spending a little time in the heart of the city. The Museo del Jade, which houses North America’s largest jade collection, is a great place for geology buffs, and the Museo de Oro Precolombino gleams with more than 2,000 bits of ancient gold. If you’re travelling with family, check out the big cats at the Zoológico Simón Bolivar and the rare insects at the Museo de Insectos de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Both offer captivating exhibits for kids and parents alike.

For a more local experience, however, nothing beats San Pedro. Home to the University of Costa Rica, this tree-lined barrio is the best place to relax on a sidewalk patio, browse the small bookshops, and catch an outdoor concert at the Facultad de Bellas Artes. It’s slightly off the beaten path for most visitors, but take the time to discover the area; it’s definitely worth a look.

Of course, every vacation in San Jose should include a few outdoor adventures. Head to the Ojo de Agua waterpark to swim in one of the four pools, picnic in the gardens, and kayak around the artificial lake. Venture out to the La Fortuna rainforests for some of the country’s best white-water rafting. You can even plan a few wine tours through the region. Whether you’re searching for the perfect San Jose all inclusive golf resort or want to soak up the city life at a downtown hotel, this dynamic Costa Rican city never disappoints.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a San Jose vacation package cost?
Starting from as low as CA $959, a package is your ticket to cheap travel. Create your own San Jose getaway by picking from our extensive range of airfares, hotels and rental cars.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my San Jose vacation package?
Yes, you can cancel your San Jose booking if your plans have been upended. Whether you’ll be charged a fee or not depends on your airline, hotel or car rental company. You may be able to change or cancel your booking for free if you booked in the last 24 hours. Head to our Customer Service Portal to find out more.
How do I get a cheap travel package to San Jose?
Find flights that fit your busy schedule, add a hotel room to your booking and see how much you save. It’s that easy! With a San Jose vacation package, you can save up to C$590 on your next exciting escape. From flights and hotels to activities and rental cars, Expedia makes traveling on the cheap easy. And with over 400 partner airlines and 321,000 properties around the world to select from, you won’t be short of choice.
Where should I stay in San Jose?
Carmen is a part of San Jose that you shouldn’t pass up. If exploring National Park and Jade Museum is important to you, spending your nights in this neighborhood is a great idea. Another option is Catedral. From here, it’ll be easy to access National Theater and National Museum of Costa Rica.
What are the top hotels in San Jose?
If you’d like to stay in the Playa Santa Teresa neighborhood, some top options are Selina Santa Teresa North and Nautilus Boutique Hotel. Alajuela is also a popular San Jose area. We recommend Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport or Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela if you choose this part of town.
When is the best time of year to visit San Jose?
There are benefits to taking your San Jose vacation in June. Usually, you can pick up the best deals in this month. February, on the other hand, is the most expensive time to visit. If you enjoy the buzz of peak season, visit San Jose in July, March, June. The calmer months of September, November, October will help you skip the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my San Jose vacation?
You’ll be rewarded with the widest variety and the cheapest prices by booking your vacation to San Jose early. Air carriers usually sell flight tickets anywhere up to 12 months prior to departure, so secure your spot as soon as possible. Having said that, Expedia is committed to giving you the best bargains around, so there’s never a bad time to book your dream vacation!
What does an Expedia San Jose travel package include?
Travel packages include flights, rental cars and hotels, but you can mix and match them to create your perfect San Jose escape. You can also add on a few tours and activities once you’ve made your booking. You’re in control! When you bundle your bookings with Expedia, you’ll enjoy discounts you won’t find elsewhere.
What should I know before booking a San Jose travel package?
When you book your hotels, flights and car rentals together, you’ll land amazing discounts. Whether you’re organizing a beach escape in a villa or prefer to stay in a fancy hotel in the city, Expedia will help make it happen.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later San Jose vacation packages?
Pay the total cost of your travel package when you book or split the cost over a number of installments — the choice is yours. Each wanderer has their own financial circumstances. That’s why Expedia has partnered with online lender Affirm to offer a Book Now, Pay Later option for all package bookings.
Can I choose my airline with a San Jose Expedia vacation package?
With a vacation package, you’re in control. Whether you’d like to fly to San Jose in coach or business class, simply choose from the available airline options. Expedia has access to over 550 airline partners worldwide.

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