San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, San José is a busy city and popular tourist destination.

Attractions in San Jose include the downtown area, located in the Central Edificio Correos building, the National Theater and The Melico Salazar Theatre, and numerous museums. An interesting attraction is the Lankester Botanical Garden on the outskirts of San José.

Things to See and Do

* Downtown area
* Museums
* El Pueblo
* Gold Museum
* Lankester Botanical Garden

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Population – 368,000 approx
Land Area - 44.62 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506

Travel Links – The city is served by Juan Santamaría International Airport, 23 km west of downtown, in the city of Alajuela.

Buses from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama both, arrive to and leave from San José.

Cruises departing San Jose, Costa Rica

Rcgs Resolute, Central America Adventure Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 23 Apr 2019 From: Cruise line: One Ocean Expeditions Cruise Ship: RCGS Resolute.

9 Night cruise departing from San Jose to Panama City onboard RCGS Resolute.

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Fram, Andean Coast From Jungle To Desert Ex San Jose To Valparaiso

Departure: 15 Oct 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

15 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Limon to Valparaiso aboard Fram. Hotel stay pre-cruise in San Jose.

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Greg Mortimer, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Cartagena

Departure: 25 Apr 2020 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Greg Mortimer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Caldera to Cartagena aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in San Jose.

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