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Where to stay in San José

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Top Hotels in San José

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
3.5 out of 5
Radial Francisco J. Orlich,, Plaza Los Mangos, Alajuela, 20109
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $158 per night from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2
CA $158
per night
Mar. 1 - Mar. 2
4.7/5 Exceptional! (154 reviews)
"Really clean, probably the cleanest hotel I’ve been in. Food was mediocre but that’s a luxury anyways."

Reviewed on Feb. 3, 2023

Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
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 $188 per night from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13
CA $188
per night
Feb. 12 - Feb. 13
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,070 reviews)
"Terrific helpful staff!"

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari - San Jose Costa Rica
Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, 1017
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The price is CA $173 per night from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7
CA $173
per night
Mar. 6 - Mar. 7
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,603 reviews)
"Good safe place to overnight on the way in or out."

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2023

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel to San Jose right now?
For all the information you need about visiting San Jose, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Covering travel restrictions, quarantine policies and much more, this guide will help make your trip planning as hassle-free as possible.
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.
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 . Usually, you can pick up the best deals in this month. , on the other hand, is the most expensive time to visit. If you enjoy the buzz of peak season, visit San Jose in . The calmer months of 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 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.

Your guide to San José Vacations

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 golf resort or want to soak up the city life at a downtown hotel, this dynamic Costa Rican city never disappoints.

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