|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£222|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£213|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£317|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£317|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£215|
With beautiful green mountains and a thriving cosmopolitan centre, San Jose has something for everyone. By far the largest city in Costa Rica, San Jose is located in the Central Valley region. This vibrant city is a great place to explore, with an eclectic mix of architecture and rich history.
San Jose is serviced by San Jose International Airport. It is easy to get from the airport to downtown San Jose via a local bus service or taxi. Visitors may also want to hire a car while visiting Costa Rica, although taxis around the city are relatively cheap. An alternative way to see the city is by hiring a bike, and this is a pleasant alternative in the warm weather. San Jose is usually warm, with temperatures between 70 to 80°Fahrenheit, but can get chilly at night time. The time zone is GMT-6.
A great way to get started on San Jose holidays is to take a walking tour. The downtown district boasts a fascinating mix of architectural styles and local history. Those interested in archeology will enjoy the Museo de Oro Precolombino (the Gold Museum), which is located beneath Plaza de la Cultura. The collection has thousands of Pre-Columbian gold pieces, dating as far back as 500 AD to 1500 AD. Nearby is Museo del Jade, or the Jade Museum, which is the largest collection of precolumbian jade in North America, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the historic use of jade by the Precolumbian people. The Parque Morazan is an ideal spot for people-watching, with its many street performers and musicians. Local cuisine is also an important aspect of San Jose holidays. The Mercado Central is a historic food market which has served local delicacies and seafood for decades. Here visitors can sample some of the best in Costa Rican cuisine.