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space Standing in the center of the country surrounded by green mountains, lush coffee plantations and delightful villages, San José is Costa Rica’s bustling metropolitan capital and provides the main focal point for cultural and social life. The city’s attractions include the Jade Museum with ancient artifacts and carvings and the Gold Museum which houses one of the largest and finest collections in the world. The National Museum contains exquisite examples of pre-Columbian craftsmanship. The beautiful, renaissance-style National Theatre offers art exhibits and performances of dance, opera and the National Symphony 320 days a year.
spaceShopping areas include Moravia for leather goods and souvenirs and nearby Sarchi where artisans can be seen making furniture, the famous hand painted ox carts, lustrous wood giftware and other fine arts and crafts.
spaceSan José has a broad selection of accommodations ranging from grand, modern resort hotels to small, intimate inns with historic character. A number of the city’s luxury resorts are set on expansive grounds in the suburbs near the international airport. These include the elegant and lavish Costa Rica Marriott Hotel and the uniquely tropical Cariari Hotel & Golf Resort. By contrast the stylish Hotel Britannia and charming Grano de Oro are historic mansion homes in the heart of the city that have been transformed into modern hotels.
spaceWith its central location San José is the perfect spot to use as a base for touring and exploring Costa Rica’s many natural wonders.

Costa Rica Marriott
Health Club/Spa, Swimming, Tennis

Hampton Inn & Suites San José Airport
Health Club/Spa, Swimming

Hilton Doubletree Cariari Hotel
Casino, Health Club/Spa, Swimming, Tennis
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Standard. Modest, inexpensive, yet dependable hotels that provide consistent comfort, service and value with fewer amenities. Many are dedicated to preserving the environment.
Moderate. Value priced, comfortable and reliable hotels in pleasant surroundings with an appealing selection of features, activities and services.
Superior. Excellent full service resorts featuring attractive rooms and public areas, a good range of facilities and amenities, quality service and consistent customer satisfaction.
Deluxe. Exceptional full service resorts offering luxury accommodations, the finest facilities and service, plus an outstanding collection of premium features, amenities and added extras.
AI All inclusive
BP Full breakfast included
CP Continental breakfast included
EP No meals included
FAP Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MAP Breakfast and dinner included