San Jose - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

So many. - Sep 2020

The national parks are cheap to visit with diplo status and beautiful. Costa Rica's got so many hidden gems that aren't that hidden. Some say the Caribbean side is the real gem... - Jul 2018

Everyone has their own favorite beach areas. Part of the fun is finding the ones that suit you and your family. The range of hotels can be mind-boggling, from bare-bones boutiques to tree houses to swanky all-inclusives. Beaches around Peace Lodge, Waterfall Gardens all provide quality day trips on weekends. - Apr 2014

This is where you will spend all your extra money. This is a beautiful country with so much to do: coffee plantation tours, beaches on the Pacific & Caribbean, white-water rafting, hiking, golfing, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, etc. This is a huge tourist destination, so there's no shortage of things to do. - Jun 2013

There is not much to do in San Jose. Most fun things such as the beach, and tourist activities are about 1 1/2 - 3 hours away depending on traffic. - Aug 2011

So much. Just outside San Jose you can go hiking. They just opened the freeway to the pacific beach and you can make it there in 40 minutes. Before it took 3 hours. - Feb 2010

Surfing, sport fishing, all water sports at the beach, hiking, biking, soccer, etc. - Jan 2010

Inbioparque is fun for kids, the Children's Museum is okay, the Sloth Refuge on the Carribean Coast, and Tirimbina rainforest Reserve, Sarapiqui, Totuguero, etc. - Jul 2008

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