San Jose HolidaysCosta 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

£722 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.

Reviews of San Jose

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.

Keane
KeaneSan Francisco
28/11/2016

Interesting capital city, though the more modern architecture for shops is totally uninspiring. The National Theater, however, is gorgeous.

Erik M
Erik M
28/10/2015

Kind of ugly, definitely noisy and crowded, but worth visiting for a day or two just to get the feel of urban Costa Rica. Note that the "San Jose" International airport is not in San Jose at all but rather Alajuela, so if you're planning to connect to the airport, plan your time in and around Alajuela city, not San Jose.

Nearby destinations

Palmar

Drake Bay

Puerto Jimenez

Nosara Beach