Best Places to stay in San Jose

Best Places To Stay In San Jose

San Jose is a capital city that is very much overshadowed by the rest of this lush country. Usually a night or 2 bookending your trip in San Jose is necessary to work around your international flights. If you want to take on the traffic then you can head into downtown San Jose to get a feel for the capital city where there are a few decent hotels. Alternatively there are a few hotels closer to the airport which means you can avoid the city and have the option to stay at a coffee plantation with views out over the valley.

Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge offers a premier rainforest experience like no other in Central America. This truly stunning eco lodge is located within 25,000 acres of protected tropical rainforest sets the standard. Sustainability, strong eco credentials, stunning rooms, first class guiding and the farm to table food philosophy guarantees that you will love Pacuare.

Grano de Oro

The Grano de Oro is an elegant and traditional hotel that is the standout option for those seeking a centrally located accommodation option in the Costa Rican Capital of San Jose.

Xandari Resort and Spa

A peaceful and colourful retreat on the outskirts of San Jose overlooking the capital city in the valley.


Alta is a modern and comfortable hotel located in a quieter neighbourhood on the outskirts of San Jose. This hotel is perfect for a night after a long flight or at the end of your Costa Rica holiday.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa

A Relais & Chateaux luxury hideaway cloud forest retreat in the Bajos del Toro highland region of Costa Rica. This 500 acres of this misty nature reserve is perfect for those seeking a quiet spot away from the crowds in a pristine forest.

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