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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Lookout
“Well, you probably came to see this, right? You can either hike the park yourself without a guide, or hire a local company that provides transportation to and from your villa, tickets, snacks and a bilingual naturalist guide with telescope to really appreciate the wildlife and natural history of this unique park. ”
  • 178 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Resort
“Volcano with one of the largest craters in the world, easily accessible by bus from the city center.”
  • 93 locals recommend
History Museum
“This museum houses the world’s largest collection of American jade (pronounced ‘ha-day’ in Spanish), with an ample exhibition space of five floors offering seven exhibits. There are nearly 7000 finely crafted, well-conserved pieces, from translucent jade carvings depicting fertility goddesses, shamans, frogs and snakes to incredible ceramics (some reflecting Maya influences), including a highly unusual ceramic head displaying a row of serrated teeth. The new museum cafe, Grano Verde, serves sandwiches, salads and smoothies.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“Another place to not only take in local customs of exercising, games and concerts (like the National Stadium), between 4 - 6pm you can see huge flogs of White-fronted Parrots resting coming to sleep in the trees along the southside avenue. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Volcano
“You'll be able to capture the best nature photos , beautiful and enjoyble hikes”
  • 43 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Shoe Store
“The biggest Mall in San José. Beautiful place although its access is a little difficult by bus.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibit on Costa Rica's history and culture. It’s right by Museo del Jade. Opens: Tue to Sat 8:30 AM / 4:30 AM Sun 9:00 AM to 4:30 AM Mondays closed ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The largest shopping center in the country, in the center of the city, where you can get anything you need.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Step inside the crown jewel of San Jose's performing arts world with an admission ticket to the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica Learn about the history of the lavish neoclassical building and its most celebrated performances on a 35-minute guided tour, including access to the ornate foyers, lobbies, and main auditorium. It’s a must-see for any performing arts aficionado while visiting the Costa Rican capital. Opens from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Sunday Guided tours (in English and Spanish) are available every hour. Entry/Admission: $10 ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“This is the largest active volcano in Costa Rica. At Poas Volcano you will be able to get all the way to the mountain top and look down the crater that is surrounded by the cloud forest. It's a spectacular view! ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Post Office
“Designed by an Italian Architect, the theatre is a beautiful example of This Architects vision of Costa Rica. Very different than what you would expect. A gorgeous building with beautiful architecture with much Italian influence. Only accessible by tour. Check FB for times and to make reservations. English tours avail. If you are lucky enough, you may get to see a performance of some type. During the theatre season 30 minute performances are given during the lunch hour. Allows locals to enjoy and experience culture during their lunch hour. Usually 2000 colone admission fee. About $3.50 There is a lovely restaurant inside that has a great menu for lunch and/or coffee. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This Is the Manuel Antonio Beach. A place where you can swim in the Pacific Ocean's waters and enjoy the beautiful nature that the pure life of Costa Rica can offer.”
  • 30 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Shopping Mall
“Large American Style Mall. All kinds of shopping, cinema and dining options.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“Art Museum Costa Rica - Must see if you are looking for Museums in Costa Rica”
  • 23 locals recommend
Zoo
“Plenty of animals for the kids to see. while around, visit the plants sold along the way, you will be able to see some beautiful plants and flowers”
  • 33 locals recommend
Market
“The gastronomic zone in San José. An amazing variety of pubs, cafes, and restaurants with different styles and concepts. Beautiful neighborhood, although it's a more pricey area.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great food from scratch including very fresh fish sometimes caught by the owners. Live music some evenings.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This place offers beautiful views of the ocean and amazing Mediterranean food”
  • 30 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Located in Ojochal, Citrus is a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and a great wine selection!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Iconic Argentinian restaurant located dowtown. Great ambiance, amazing food and service, highly recommend it for meat lovers! ($$$)”
  • 27 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Lucy, the owner, hosts one of the mosts amazing French restaurants in Uvita, just 7 minutes south of Makara. Romantic open air restaurant - if you enjoy paté - this is your go to! Also, the Chicken Exotica!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
“Costa Rica's traditional and historic central market. You will see the essence of Costa Rican people, great for shopping for fresh and cheap groceries and a few great spots for food also. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simply the best coffee house & shop in town, incredible breakfast & lunch! Beautiful environment & friendly staff! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Costa Rican music and typical dance show on Fridays - stunning view of the central valley at night”
  • 16 locals recommend

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