Zapote, San José

If you’re attracted to the cosmopolitan beauty of San José, you can’t miss the residential neighborhood of Zapote. Just a 10-minute drive from San Jose’s bustling downtown, Zapote is an oasis of quiet in the midst of ever-moving city life — offering the calm and relaxation of the perfect place to hang your hat while still giving access to the more exciting, fast-moving aspects of San José tourist attractions.

Holiday Hotspot

One such tourist attraction takes place around the December holidays. San José is most famous for the events that take place the week after Christmas, when the Festejos Populares lights up the community of Zapote and transforms it into a non-stop revel brimming with the excitement of once-a-year festivities that can’t be missed. Enjoy the brilliant burst of colorful fireworks exploding over the sky, and join other celebrants in dancing the night away. Enjoy the thrill of bullfights, the rush of adrenaline, the scent of danger, and the beat of your heart as talented bullfighters face off against furious beasts. The carnival atmosphere extends to footstalls and rides, making for memories that can last a lifetime

Vivid Nightlife

If you came to Costa Rica to party, Zapote is where the party begins. As one of San Jose’s residential areas, Zapote is your gateway to downtown San Jose’s nightlife. Once the sun sets San José comes alive with a vibrant energy that can be felt echoing over the city in its music, its lights, and the colorful attractions, enticing tourists to take in the local bars, night clubs, even discos. Dance until dawn with fast-moving, pulse-pounding Latin music, and discover your wild side. Flirt with fascinating strangers or tour the entertainment scene with your party of friends, and discover why the weather isn’t the only reason for Costa Rica’s sizzling heat.

Residential Relaxation

Once you’ve worn yourself out taking in San Jose’s fast-moving downtown scene and the many attractive shopping malls, markets, cafes, and fine cuisine, including the charming Zapote market, it’s time to return home to Zapote and tuck yourself away in the quiet suburban atmosphere. The calm of Zapote is like the eye at the heart of San Jose’s storm of busy people, offering a safe place to wind down and let time pass you by. If you’re looking to make a move to Costa Rica and settling in San José, for more permanent residents Zapote offers the perfect place to settle down with your family. With outstanding schools nearby and a calm, nurturing environment, Zapote is where you want to be when you make San José your home.

History, Art, and Culture

San Jose’s history is extensive and unique, beginning with its foundation in the lush Central Valley and growing throughout the centuries to feature some of the richest history in Latin America and some of the most fascinating historical and cultural artifacts. The city is gifted with a number of museums, including the world-famous Museo de Jade – the Jade Museum, which houses the largest collection of American Jade to be found anywhere in the world. Take in the arts, or tour Zapote to view the Presidential house and key municipal buildings.

To find your home in the heart of the city, visit Zapote, nestled in southeastern San José. You’ll find more than home in our residential suburbs. You’ll find the sense of community and belonging that you always longed for, paired with the undeniable beauty and vibrancy of Costa Rican culture, architecture, art, and daily life. Join us in San José, and discover why so many people have called our beautiful capital city home.

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Where to Stay near Zapote

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Hotel Le Bergerac
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Tryp by Wyndham San José Sabana
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Quality Hotel Real San Jose
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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge
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Wyndham Garden San José Escazú
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Hotel Villa Tournon
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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana San José
Starting at $158 / night

Things to Do near Zapote

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Vip City Bus Cultural Tour
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