- Written by Volker Alsen
Join us for an exciting day in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose as we tour this handsome city.
The journey will take you past La Sabana Park, the ambassadorial residences, the National Stadium, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with a brief stop for shopping. You can do your San José City Tour on your own or participate in an organized tour.
If you want to go on your own, the bus leaves only 200 m from the Posada and takes 20- 30 minutes at a fare of about 50 Cents. Or you take the Tour.
The first stage of the tour consists of visiting the “Plaza de la Democracia” and the famous National Museum. Passing by the court we will be getting to “Los Yoses”, where you can find beutiful residences and many embassies.
San José is a fast growing city.
The mall and post office
always a lot of busy people
Main Square San José
La "Plaza Central" in San José .
You can visit the theater downtown.
The Children's Museum:
Not only for the little ones.
Furthermore, on the eastern part of the city, we will visit the “Fountain of Hispanity” as well as the headquarter of the University of Costa Rica that represents the largest public university of the country counting more than 30 000 students.
After that, you will get to know one of the real highlights of the city, the impressive “Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold”! In order to be able to stretch your legs and to see another cultural jewel a special guide will lead you through the frequently visited National Theater.
From there the trip continues to the western part of the capital. Next to the Sabana Park that is quite popular between the residents, the “Museum of Costa Rican Art” fascinates its visitors due to various different elements made by the hands of very talented artists. These and a lot more highlights like the area Pavas, an industrial zone, the old airport, the residential zone of Rohrmoser and a short stop to purchase some souvenirs shall convey you a multi-faceted picture of San José! Just put your camera into your rucksack and let´s go!
culture, level of difficulty 1, on your own or organized tour