San Jose Heredia

Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana

San Jose
3.5/5
Located in San Jose, Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana is in the business district and near the boardwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park, while Museum of Costa Rican Art and National Theater are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), and consider making time for Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, a top attraction not to be missed. The modern rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi and 102-cm flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded quarters add balconies. Suites offer living rooms and wet bars. Room service is available. Amenities include a relaxed restaurant and a 24-hour convenience store, plus a rooftop pool and a fitness room. There are also meeting rooms, as well as a business center. Parking is available for a fee.

Hilton San Jose La Sabana

San Jose
4.5/5
Set in the multistory Sabana Business Center, this upscale hotel is across the street from Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica stadium and 1 km from La Sabana Metropolitan Park. A restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and a business center. All 131 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also find coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Change of towels is available on request. Amenities include a relaxed restaurant and a 24-hour convenience store, plus a rooftop pool and a fitness room. There are also meeting rooms, as well as a business center. Parking is available for a fee.

Real InterContinental Costa Rica

San Rafael
5/5
National Theater and National Museum of Costa Rica are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Avenida Escazú. Consider Refugio Animal de Costa Rica, or check out an event or a game at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). Guests love the hotel's central location. Along with 4 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite. All 372 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes. Housekeeping is available on request.

W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal

Cabo Velas
5/5
Shrouded amid the mangroves of Guanacaste, W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal is a modern sanctuary. The hotel is surrounded by tropical views and beautiful sands of Playa Conchal. They boast a confident design that boldly turns luxury on its head. Admire panoramic scenes of the reserve from the comfort of lavish bedding before submerging into your suite's private plunge pool. After a day of golfing, surfing or sunbathing, retreat to their resort spa and sip on a martini while they pamper you from head to toe with locally inspired treatments. Indulge in an array of decadent dining at one of their many hotel restaurants before dancing the night away at Zona Azul. All 150 rooms offer thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, as well as comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding. Free WiFi and furnished balconies are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Hotel Grano de Oro

San Jose
4/5
Off a bustling thoroughfare, this upscale boutique hotel is a 9-minute walk from Museo de Arte Costarricense and 2 km from La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Elegant, ornately furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas, minibars and coffeemakers. Room service is available. Upgraded rooms add terraces. Suites have private gardens, living areas with sofas, and/or whirlpool tubs. There's a polished restaurant with courtyard seating. Other amenities include a wine cellar, a cozy bar and lounge, and a terrace with 2 hot tubs. Massages are available (fee). Parking is complimentary.

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen

San Antonio De Belen
4.5/5
This upscale hacienda-style hotel, on a 5-hectare coffee plantation, lies within 14 km from both the Museo de Arte Costarricense and La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Experience a seamless blend of high-tech and high-touch service at Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen. Its convenient location offers unparalleled access to many prominent locales such as the San Antonio district and Britt's Coffee Tour. Their grounds feature a golf driving range and tennis court, plus a full-service spa. When hunger strikes, satisfy your appetite with international cuisine from one of the on-site restaurants. Amenities consist of 2 outdoor pools (1 for kids), a spa, a gym and event space. There are gardens, tennis courts, and 5 bars and restaurants including a Peruvian eatery and a coffee shop. Canopy zip line tours are available.

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel

Ciudad Cariari
4/5
Located in Ciudad Cariari, Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel & Convention Center is connected to the convention center. Oxígeno Human Playground and Cafe Britt Coffee Farm are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Poas Volcano National Park. Consider Parque Viva for a night out or Ojo de Agua Spa Park if you're traveling with kids. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours. Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a snack bar/deli, and a conference center are onsite. All 229 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Free wired Internet and 24-hour room service are standard, as are plasma TVs with cable channels.

Peace Lodge

Vara Blanca
4.5/5
In the lush La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, this stylish lodge off route 126 is 21 km from the Poás Volcano and 35 km from Juan Santamaría International Airport. Rustic-chic rooms feature beamed ceilings and canopy beds, in addition to vivid en suite bathrooms with stained glass and carved wood. All have Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars and stone fireplaces, plus balconies with whirlpool tubs, hammocks, and park and volcano views. Grand 2- and 3-bedroom villas add lofts and kitchenettes. There are 2 bars and 3 restaurants, plus a cafe. Breakfast is available. The park offers trails, a lake and wildlife exhibits. Minimum-stay rules apply.

Studio Hotel Boutique

Santa Ana
4/5
In the city center, Studio Hotel Boutique is in an area with great shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Central Park and National Park, while Museum of Costa Rican Art and National Theater are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golf lessons and golfing.This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a poolside bar, and 2 coffee shops/cafés are onsite. All 82 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include minibars and room service.

Hotel Presidente

San Jose
4/5
Located in San Jose, Hotel Presidente is in the city center and near the airport. Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and National Theater are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Mercado Central. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as horse riding, hiking/biking trails, and ecotours in the area. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 80 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and room service. For entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate comforts like premium bedding and down comforters.

Barceló San José

San Jose
4/5
n the city center, Barceló San José is in an area with great airport proximity. Shoppers can check out Multiplaza Mall Escazu, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Sabana Park and Central Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), or consider a night out at Parque Viva. The elegant rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and electronic safes, as well as sofas, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add terraces; club-level rooms provide access to a private lounge. Room service is available 24/7. Parking, airport transfers and breakfast are free. Other amenities include 3 restaurants and a cocktail bar with regular live music. There's also a fitness area, an outdoor pool and a garden. Baby-sitting service is available.

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm and Inn

Santa Barbara de Heredia
4/5
Occupying a quirky, whitewashed building set on a 12-hectare coffee plantation, this upmarket, art-filled hotel is 9 km from both the Iglesia de la Inmaculada church and the Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría. Rustic-chic, individually styled suites have wood-beamed ceilings, and feature free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and balconies with panoramic plantation views. Some have kitchenettes and/or whirlpool tubs. Villas add separate living areas. Breakfast and plantation tours are complimentary. The property also features a Latin fusion restaurant and a refined bar, plus a business center and a library.

Fishing

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  • Sucio River

    The river gets its name from the sulfur deposits found on the Irazú Volcano, which give the waters a brownish color. It is a tributary of the Río San Juan. Río The most popular species caught here are Guapote and Machaca

  • Chirripo Pacifico river

    Originating in Cerro Chirripo national park, you'll find trout in this waters.

  • Rio Colorado

    It is a distributary of the San Juan River which flows towards the Caribbean in the northern parts of Heredia and Limón Provinces. Features some of the world's best tarpon and snook fishing.

Golfing

  • Costa Rica Country Club

    his 9-hole golf course, designed by Charles Lawrence Donavan, at the Costa Rica Country club, was created in 1940, and was Costa Rica’s very first golf course.

  • Cariari Country Club

    The ‘Championship’ golf course at The Cariari Country Club was Costa Rica’s very first 18 hole golf course. The course was designed by George Fazio in 1973 and built by his cousin Tom Fazio.

  • Valle del Sol Golf Course

    Valle del Sol Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole, Par 72, championship golf course. Surrounded by garden settings in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

  • Los Reyes Golf & Country Club

    Los Reyes Country Club is a private club located 30 minutes west of San Jose in the Province of Alajuela. Though Los Reyes is a private club, it does welcome non-members to play their 9-hole course and use their facilities.

Beaches & Parks

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  • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

    The Braulio Carrillo National Park is one of the most extensive national parks in Costa Rica. It covers an area of over 44,099 hectares, but it also encompasses seven diverse habitats.

  • La Cangreja National Park

    La Cangreja is at 1,305 meters above sea level. The site has great panoramic and scenic beauty. The park protects abundant and crystalline water sources such as the Black River and Quebrada Grande.

  • Cerro Chirripó

    Part of the Talamanca Mountain range, Cerro Chirripo is one of the most exciting tours to do in this country. Because of its altitude, the flora and fauna change drastically.

  • Parque Nacional Los Quetzales

    Formerly known as the Los Santos Reserve, Costa Rica reorganized the region as an official park in 2005. It is one of the best places for observing the country’s natural beauty and a top spot for eco-tourism. It sits along the Talamanca mountain range and has an elevation of 2000-3000 feet. It is part of Costa Rica’s famous cloud forest system.

Volcanoes

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  • Poás Volcano

    It is one of the major attractions in the Central Valley region, and one of the most visited national parks. When the mist and clouds part you’ll see the sulfuric, bubbling, green rain fed lake at the bottom, surrounded by smoke and steam rising from fumaroles.

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