Destination guide

Head to the charming city of San Pedro

Enjoy the festivals and other features of San Pedro. Travellers especially like the university setting, restaurants and shopping in this romantic and walkable city. Parque Nacional and National Museum of Costa Rica are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around San Pedro

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that San Pedro has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Amusement Park San Jose (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Valle del Sol (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in San Pedro

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Pedro is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parque Nacional (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Parque Espana (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Morazan Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Central Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Sabana Park (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around San Pedro

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Jose American University Station, San Jose Curridabat Station and San Jose University of Costa Rica Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around San Pedro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 373 holiday lettings near San Pedro. From 126 Houses to 154 Flats, 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 Pedro is on HomeAway.

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

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 Pedro:

  • Cariari: 15 holiday homes
  • Rohrmoser: 39 holiday homes
  • Merced: 23 holiday homes
  • Santa Lucia: 16 holiday homes
  • La California: 22 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 Pedro?

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

  • University of Costa Rica: 392 holiday lettings
  • San Jose University of Costa Rica Station: 392 holiday lettings
  • San Jose Curridabat Station: 389 holiday lettings
  • San Jose American University Station: 388 holiday lettings
  • San Pedro Mall: 391 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Pedro 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 Houses in San Pedro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 126 Houses in San Pedro. Our other popular types of San Pedro holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 154 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 12 self catering accommodations

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 100 holiday homes with pool available in San Pedro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around San Pedro

    San Jose
    149 holiday rentals
    21 holiday rentals
    San José
    571 holiday rentals
    Santiago de Puriscal
    83 holiday rentals
    Calle Blancos
    309 holiday rentals
    504 holiday rentals
    Santa Ana
    363 holiday rentals
    Mercedes Sur
    90 holiday rentals
    39 holiday rentals
    112 holiday rentals
    354 holiday rentals
    San Francisco de Dos Ríos
    295 holiday rentals
    Santa Cruz de Turrialba
    36 holiday rentals
    33 holiday rentals
    Sabana Redonda
    101 holiday rentals
    288 holiday rentals
    Bajos del Toro
    29 holiday rentals
    Provincia de Alajuela
    214 holiday rentals
    Cinco Esquinas
    311 holiday rentals
    San Vicente
    308 holiday rentals