Where to stay around San José?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 301 holiday lettings near San José. From 111 apartments to 94 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San José is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Museum of Costa Rican Art: 361 holiday lettings
  • San Jose Atlantic Station: 332 holiday lettings
  • Plaza de la Democracia: 331 holiday lettings
  • San Jose Fercori Station: 332 holiday lettings
  • San Jose Cuatro Reinas Station: 345 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San José listed on HomeAway 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 apartments in San José?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 111 apartments in San José. Our other popular types of San José holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 94 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 5 self catering accommodations

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 74 holiday homes with pool available in San José. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A holiday rental home in San José, Costa Rica is a fabulous choice when you want a warm-weather breakaway

    San José is the capital of Costa Rica and it is home to many outdoor activities and located near many interesting attractions. A holiday rental home in San José will put you close to the very best that this area has to offer. Because each rental is very well-appointed, you will be sure to have everything that you will need to enjoy your stay.

    Things to Do on Holiday to San José, Costa Rica

    Many people think only of beaches when they consider a holiday to Costa Rica, but San José is proof that there is plenty to do away from the beach. Visitors enjoy golf, hiking, cycling or spending time at a local spa. There are dozens of hiking trails and the beauty of the land make hiking in this area quite memorable. So, yes, there is plenty to do away from the beaches, however, if you want to see one of the gorgeous Costa Rican beaches, you can reach one in about two hours by car. Consider setting aside a day during your holiday to take a short day trip to the lovely shore.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to San José, Costa Rica

    Museums and parks are amongst the attractions located in and near San José. With such gorgeous scenery it is no surprise that some of the most popular attractions are those that allow visitors to explore and enjoy time in the out of doors. Chirripo National Park is one example of a local outdoor attraction. The Simon Bolivar Zoo is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with the entire family. Animals from around the world can be seen and various programs are held throughout the day. Several museums are located nearby as well. A few examples are the Contemporary Art and Design Museum, the Gold Museum, the Jade Museum and the National Museum.

    Weather in San José, Costa Rica

    Warm temperatures are the norm in San José throughout the year. The year round average low temperatures are between 14° and 17° C and the year round average highs are between 24° and 27° C. While the temperatures are fairly constant, the amount of precipitation is not. The rainy season lasts from May through October. During this time there is between 149 and 299 mm of rain per month. During the rest of the year there is only between 5 and 40 mm per month.

    Travel to San José, Costa Rica

    Those visiting San José will fly into San José International Airport (SJO). This is a well-serviced airport with flights to and from many locations. Whether or not you’ll need a car for use during your stay depends on how much you plan to explore the surrounding areas.

    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)

    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)