San Jose and Surrounds

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The capital of Costa Rica and the gateway to explore this beautiful country is the vibrant and fascinating city of San Jose. Beautiful colonial buildings are mixed with the modern development that creates this eclectic charming city.  The Architecture of the city has a deep history a visit  to the Renaissance-style Catedral Metropolitana, built in 1871  and the Plaza de la Cultura – San Jose’s most revered public building cannot be missed. Contemporary art galleries, museums, restaurants and boutique hotels can now be found in San Jose, making this city deserving of more than just an overnight stop.

We have handpicked the Casa Turire and the Grano de Oro for your stay in San Jose.


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Best time to be there

December to March is generally considered the dry season. Temperatures rise in April and the rains arrive on the Pacific side from May to November. The Atlantic side has no specific dry season but there is less rainfall between March and September.

Fly to

San Jose - daily via Madrid

flying time

12 hours

time difference

GMT -6 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Wild Costa Rica

Nights: 10 | from £4,205pp

A true adventure into the heart of Costa Rica, discover the beauty of this country with the largest bio diversities of the world. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Costa Rica

Nights: 14 | from £4,230pp

From the calm Caribbean waters to the exhilarating waves of the Pacific this country seduces at every turn and serves up a dizzying array of nature-soaked... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Highlights of Costa Rica

Nights: 11 | from £3,636pp

This perfectly balanced itinerary gives you a whistle-stop tour of Costa Rica taking in all its true gems; from gazing at bubbling volcano craters, to... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Active Costa Rica

Nights: 12 | from £4,515pp

Drift off in jungle landscapes gazing at volcanic peaks after enjoying the exhilarating active adventures that this country serves up in bucket loads.... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Casa Turire

Casa Turire is an elegant boutique hotel reminiscent of a colonial plantation home. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens teeming with toucans, and parakeets,... Find out more

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Just 90 minutes away from San José International Airport, hiding in Costa Rica's finest tropical cloud forest, El Silencio Lodge & Spa blends style... Find out more

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Grano de Oro

Grano do Oro is a charming hotel in a good location just off the Paseo Colon, one of San Jose's main streets. Often described as a 'sprawling' 20th century... Find out more

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Hacienda AltaGracia

As you'll see from the photographs, Hacienda AltaGracia is a spectacular secluded hideaway in the Pérez Zeledón mountain range. It may look difficult... Find out more

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Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Jungle Lodge is a superb eco-retreat tucked away deep in the heart of Costa Rica's most pristine rainforest environment, on the banks of the Pacuare... Find out more

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

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