San Jose Holidays

Costa Rica
The capital of Costa Rica, and home to most of her residents, San Jose is a unique little city on a plateau 3700 feet above sea level. San Jose enjoys a slightly cooler version of the Caribbean’s beautiful, hot climate. Fresh Caribbean seafood isn’t hard to find here and neither …

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How to get to San Jose

Here's what you need to know about getting to San Jose. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to San Jose takes 12 hours, 47 minutes.

When to go to San Jose

Typical Holiday Price

£667 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in San Jose varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

October

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October is the cheapest month to go to San Jose.

Where to stay in San Jose

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in San Jose, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in San Jose

Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerTeatro Nacional de Costa Rica
Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica
Mark G | Trip by SkyscannerHeredia
Heredia
Armando Maynez | FlickrEscazu
Escazu
Intrepid A. | Trip by SkyscannerLa Sabana Metropolitan Park
La Sabana Metropolitan Park
EduardoZ | FlickrNational Park (Parque Nacional)
National Park (Parque Nacional)
Catedrales e Iglesias | FlickrMuseo de los Niños
Museo de los Niños
m.prinke | FlickrParque Nacional Braulio Carrillo
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo
Fede Chaverri | Trip by SkyscannerMuseo del Jade
Museo del Jade
Fred Hsu | FlickrCartago
Cartago

Reviews of San Jose

Azure Trio
Azure Trio
17/08/2019

I loved it so much I ended up deciding to live there for 2.5 years. Incredible! You must go at least once in your life ❤❤❤

Alex Valentin
Alex Valentin
14/07/2019

So gorgeous and everyone is very nice. Most people speak English and the dogs there know how to cross the street using the traffic lights. Also the dogs are pretty friendly. Really far from the beaches tho

rare malanuic
rare malanuic
25/03/2019

San Jose traffic is horrible worst than Los Angeles and New York put together! The pedestrians walk in front of your car. you are driving with buses, bikes, mopads, trucks. The 2 lane oneway streets are easily turned into 3 oneway lanes. Don't even attempt to look for parking.

Brooklyn Bass
Brooklyn BassPagosa Springs
15/11/2017

Love love love Costa Rica. Have been there a few times. Once for two weeks for a mission trip. Very humid, but a great country. Once considered getting a beach house there.

Nearby destinations

Palmar

Drake Bay

Puerto Jimenez

Nosara Beach