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

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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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 30 Nov 2019 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 20 Dec 2019 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 09 Jan 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 29 Jan 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 18 Feb 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 09 Mar 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 29 Mar 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Unveiled Wonders Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 20 Apr 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Caldera to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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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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Safari Voyager, Unveiled Wonders Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 04 May 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Caldera to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 28 Dec 2020 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 17 Jan 2021 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 06 Feb 2021 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 26 Feb 2021 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 18 Mar 2021 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Costa Rica & Panama Canal Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 07 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

10 Night Cruise sailing from San Jose to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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Safari Voyager, Unveiled Wonders Ex San Jose To Panama City

Departure: 24 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: UnCruise Adventures Cruise Ship: Safari Voyager.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Caldera to Colon aboard Safari Voyager.

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