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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.

“You'll be able to capture the best nature photos , beautiful and enjoyble hikes”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Walk day and night the blocks just north of the building between Calles 25 and 35, Avenidas 1 and 13. This is the epicenter of San José's gastronomic revolution. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
“the Virgin of the Angels is Costa Rica's patron saint, also known as La Negrita”
  • 24 locals recommend
“The site is of great archeological and cultural importance even though only a very small portion of the city has been uncovered and studied. The monument covers 540 acres (218 ha) and is located on the forested southern slope of Turrialba Volcano. The settlement was occupied between 1000 BC and 1400 AD after which it was mysteriously abandoned. The reason is still unclear and the Spanish Conquistadors and settlers did not leave any record as to whether they found the ruins.”
  • 21 locals recommend
National Park
“Beautiful place to go hiking where you can watch different kinds of birds an animals and the beautiful nature !”
  • 14 locals recommend
“supermarket right across the street from the complex, if you need groceries you will find anything here”
  • 21 locals recommend
“"Screens the latest releases in a large, recently renovated theater, along with independent films in English. The attached Kubrick Gastro Bar (noon-10pm Mon-Sat, from 1pm Sun) serves up delicious salads, pizza, desserts and an assortment of flavored teas. It's the perfect spot for a sweet treat before or after the movie."”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“For access to bars, restaurants, cinemas, gym , Banks and more.... Terramall is a district mall of high quality, with easy access. Reachable in 20 minutes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“At a short 15 min. drive from Casa Mora B&B, the Jardín Botánico Lankester was initially the private botanic garden of the British naturist Charles H. Lankaster, which was donated to the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1973 and it has become one of the most active botanic institutions in the Neotropics. This is a great place to relax and enjoy picture perfect landscaping.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Oldest Mall in Costa Rica. It's between San José town and San Pedro, so lots of other things to go around when you finis visiting the Mall.”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Tallest Mountain in Costa Rica, gorgeous views and one can reserve a spot to hike to the top (13,000ft) which takes a couple of days.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Second highest volcano of Costa Rica still currently active, beautiful views. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 3 locals recommend
“Picnics, one of San Jose's nicest parks and close to many coffee shops and restaurants ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Go to Flamingo, Potrero Bay, Penca Beach or Conchal for sunsets! Or spend the afternoon on a catamaran cruise for cocktails, snorkeling, sunsets and sailing on the Pacific ocean! Biking, hiking, great restaurants, golf carts, zip lines, mud baths, hot springs, horseback riding, variety of nature tours and many restaurants! Just ask and we'll tell you our favorites.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“This Street is for younger people. It is safe because there are many police officers Thu-Sat, you need to be aware of your belongings anyway, but do not be afraid. El Mercadito is the trendiest place these days.”
  • 16 locals recommend