Eco Hotels in San José

Centrally located San José is the perfect place to experience the best of what Costa Rica has to offer. The San José province contains the large capital city of San José as well as secluded and unspoiled natural beauty. With its wide variety of natural and urban attractions, this area of Costa Rica appeals to many travelers.

Climatic Diversity

The province of San José contains all of the different climates that are found in Costa Rica. You can visit Pacific coast beaches, view amazing rural landscapes, and traverse wet tropical environs on the eastern slopes of the Central Volcanic Cordillera. From arid to tropical, the San José province has it all.

The Eco Advantage

Eco sustainable San José hotels offer an up close look at nature while helping to sustain the integrity of the environment and conserve energy. They are a great way to get close to the country’s nature and people. With a wide variety of accommodation styles from basic to luxury, you are sure to easily find a place for your perfect vacation.

The San José area has numerous eco tourist destinations including the highlands with the best views of Costa Rica´s central valley. Nearby attractions such as Chirripó National Park in Cartago, the Braulio Carrillo National Park in Heredia, and Carara National Park include numerous opportunities for spectacular tropical vegetation and animal viewing.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Secluded and built in harmony with natural surroundings, eco hotels in San José border ranches and coffee farms, and have unspoiled tropical forest surroundings. Great food, culture, nightlife, views, hiking, and bird watching can be enjoyed on your trip, as well as a wide range of sports activities. Many eco resorts have received commendation for their commitment to sustainable tourism practices.

Drink it In

In the city of San José, you can go and taste the most typical drinks in town. You can get your coffee hot, or enjoy a delicious agua dulce or hot chocolate. The dynamic and artistic area of the area makes the perfect base camp for any kind of traveler.

Get Your Cultural Fix

No trip to the San José area would be complete without taking a day to see its cultural highlights. San José is the cultural center of Costa Rica with its many museums, theatres, music, and architecture touring possibilities. The National Arts and Culture Center makes its home in the restored National Liquor Factory and displays both contemporary art and historical cultural artifacts. Take in the sights in the brick courtyard and amphitheater, and also visit the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in the Center’s campus in La Sabana Metropolitan Park.

The Plaza De Cultura is another great stop to see free concerts before or after visiting the popular Pre-Colombian Gold Museum. As one of the premier examples of historical architecture, the National Theater, which was built to look like the Paris Opera House is worth a stop. Built in 1897, the structure features gold leaf, an impressive ceiling mural, and frescoes.

The National Museum is also housed in a historic building, the Bellavista Fortress. Before or after visiting the museum, make sure to take in the unparalleled view of San José and surrounding areas from this vantage point, and find where bullet holes from the Civil War still pierce the structure. Focusing on Costa Rican culture across time, this museum also hosts a butterfly garden.

From dense swaths of tropical nature to urban cultural delights, San José excites, engages, and relaxes the eco traveler. Make it a point to visit San José in Costa Rica and experience the bounty it can offer.

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InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Starting at $135 / night
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Irazú Hotel & Studios
Starting at $122 / night
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Trogón Lodge
Starting at $117 / night
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Casa Conde Hotel & Suites
Starting at $119 / night
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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge
Starting at $118 / night
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Studio Hotel
Starting at $80 / night
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Tryp by Wyndham San José Sabana
Starting at $85 / night
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