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1 or 2 Days in San Jose



How to spend 1 or 2 days in San Jose. (Destination Info) 

Jaco: Costa Rica's Booming Beach Town

Puerto Viejo: Caribbean Cool in Costa Rica

Playa Conchal: The Allure of Shell Beach

Road Trip to Mal Pais

Road Trip to Mal Pais (Destination Info)

Tamarindo: Where Paradise Meets Convenience

The Costa Ballena: Uvita, Dominical, and Ojochal

Making Organic Chocolate at La Iguana Chocolate

Playa Blanca: A White Sand Oasis Near Jaco

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

A Riverboat Adventure with Jose’s Crocodile River Tour

Rainmaker Conservation Project: Unspoiled Nature Near Manuel Antonio

Guayabo National Monument: An Ancient Pre-Columbian City

The Big Cats of Las Pumas Rescue Center

Racing the Clouds at Poas Volcano

A Classic Costa Rican Coffee Tour at Cafe Britt

Diamante Waterfall and Cave

Tirimbina: An Eco-Treat in Sarapiqui

Catarata del Toro: A Hidden Gem in Costa Rica

Diria National Park: Hiking Near Guanacaste's Gold Coast

Hog Heaven at Playa Avellanas

Macaws Flying Free: A Visit to the Ara Project

Costa Rica's Other Cloud Forest: Los Quetzales National Park

Visiting the Beautiful Nauyaca Waterfalls

The Enchanting Rio Celeste

Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

6 Great Eats Around Lake Arenal

Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Volcanic Vents and Tropical Forest

Los Chorros Waterfalls: Grecia's Natural Jets

Best Hotels Near SJO Airport

The Painted Oxcarts of Sarchi

7 Things to Do in Dominical

Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary: A Living Memorial for a Famous Naturalist

Viento Fresco Waterfalls: A Refreshing Stop Between La Fortuna and Monteverde

Crossing the Rio Sereno Border Between Costa Rica and Panama

The Whale Tail at Uvita’s Marino Ballena National Park

Taking the Puntarenas-Paquera Ferry

San Isidro de El General

San Isidro de El General (Destination Info)

Santa Rosa National Park: Hiking and History in Guanacaste

Birding in Carara National Park

Belen Waterfall: A Hidden Swimming Hole Near Samara

Playa Brasilito: An Authentic Beach Town in Guanacaste

Costa Rica’s Botanical Orchid Garden

Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve: An Oasis of Green in Guanacaste

Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste): Costa Rica's Northern Beauty

Playa Arco: A Secret Beach Near Uvita

Wilson Botanical Garden at Las Cruces Biological Station

Atenas: A Glimpse of Authentic Costa Rica

Paso Canoas: Costa Rica and Panama’s Biggest Border Crossing

Bijagua: A Gateway to the rio Celeste Waterfall

The Untapped Miravalles Volcano: Hot Springs, Nature, and Zero Crowds