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Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating San Jose

Come and experience San Jose and its museums, entertainment and theatre scene. This cosmopolitan city is known for its bird watching, local tours and cafes. National Theater, Gold Museum and Jade Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in San Jose

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes San Jose a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Amusement Park San Jose (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Valle del Sol (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of San Jose

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Jose is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parque Nacional (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Central Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Morazan Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Parque Espana (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Sabana Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around San Jose

Fly into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and San Jose Viquez Square Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around San Jose?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 579 holiday lettings around San Jose. From 217 houses to 30 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Jose?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Jose:

  • Hospital: 35 holiday homes
  • Amón: 15 holiday homes
  • Rohrmoser: 39 holiday homes
  • Merced: 23 holiday homes
  • Santa Lucia: 17 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Jose?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Jose. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Museum of Costa Rican Art: 425 holiday lettings
  • La Salle Natural Science Museum: 464 holiday lettings
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica): 464 holiday lettings
  • Pueblo Antiguo: 478 holiday lettings
  • Plaza de la Democracia: 406 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Jose listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Jose?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 217 Houses in San Jose. Our other popular types of San Jose holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 30 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 189 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 43 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Jose?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 214 holiday homes with pool available in San Jose. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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