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San Jose lies amidst the central mountains, dividing the country between its Pacific, Caribbean coasts and its lowlands.

San José is located in a deep bowl that lies amidst the mountains that divide the length of the country between its Pacific and Caribbean coasts and lowlands. The capital spreads out over a grid, its tin roofs glittering under the sun, spreading out to the suburbs and coffee plantations.

The Poás and Irazú volcanoes can be seen from the city and one doesn't have to travel far to reach the forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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San Jose

Poas Volcano

Peer into the smouldering crater of an active volcano in the Central Valley, not far from San Jose.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Observe a variety of beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds up close and marvel at spectacular waterfalls.

Doka Coffee Plantation

Learn all about the entire coffee production process and enjoy a full sensory guided tasting session.

Irazu Volcano & Lankester Botanical Gardens

Enjoy scenic vistas of the valley and volcano and visit the exotic Lankester Botanical Gardens.

Pacuare River Rafting

Take on some of the continent's finest rapids on an adrenaline-fuelled rafting adventure.

Rainforest Aerial Tram

Glide through the verdant rainforest canopy to savour the sights and sounds of the jungle.

San Jose Tour

Gain an in-depth perspective on Costa Rica's rich history and local culture in the company of a local expert.

Carara Biological Reserve & Villa Lapas Sky Walk

Discover a bird-watchers paradise, keeping your eyes peeled for scarlet macaws.

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San Jose

Hotel Presidente

Hotel Presidente is located in the vibrant city centre, and offers all the amenities for a comfortable stay.

Xandari Resort

Xandari Resort is perfectly located for excursions to Poas Volcano, La Paz waterfall gardens & Doka coffee plantation.

Grano de Oro

Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, the hotel is a welcome retreat in this bustling city heart.

Finca Rosa Blanca

The Finca Rosa Blanca is a coffee farm plantation & luxurious hotel located in the central valley mountain highlands.

Don Carlos

Located in the city oldest historical part, Don Carlos is a small, but significant part of Costa Rica's rich heritage.

Hotel Alta

Overlooking the mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica's Central Valley