Tibás, San José

In the heart of the busy capital of Costa Rica lies the quiet haven of Tibás, the perfect sanctuary for those who want to have the convenience of San José city life paired with the peace and safety of a calm, secluded residential neighborhood. Bordered by Virilla River on one end and surrounded by the Quebrada Rivera canyon, Tibás exemplifies what it means to be safely secluded in the midst of an active cityscape.

Perfect for Students and Working Professionals

When it’s time to get serious about your life, your studies, and your career, sometimes it can be necessary to isolate yourself away from the hustle of daily life and seek refuge in seclusion. Tibás’s beautiful architecture, lovely landscapes, and quiet environment make the perfect hideaway for those who need quiet to concentrate and focus on what matters most without losing access to the amenities of a major city. With downtown San José only two miles away, it’s easy to slip between the quiet life and the nightlife.

Shop in Peace

If you prefer to keep things quiet and keep to yourself, there’s no need to venture into downtown to do your shopping. Tibás enjoys a number of local convenience stores, shops, and grocery stores, many within walking distance. You can also find supermarkets, boutiques, clinics, and a number of other specialty shops. Get to know your local neighborhood as a regular at your favorite shops, stop for a snack at a local café, and enjoy a casual stroll in the morning sun as you take care of your daily errands.

Historic San José

Settled in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, San José has been the bustling center of Costa Rica’s development since its foundation in 1737. A temperate climate and scores of attractions draw visitors from around the world, interested in San José’s culture and history. But there’s more than just history to absorb in the fast-moving city; with an electric nightlife scene, it’s a party in San José year round. Take a night on the town and enjoy restaurants, hotels, discos, and bars before retreating to let the calm ease away that energy in the quiet neighborhood of Tibás.

Nearby Attractions

Once you’ve taken in everything about San José, head to nearby San Pedro to check out the nighttime scene. You can also find a number of tourist attractions, as well as beautiful national parks and sunny natural beaches with expansive views over the Pacific Ocean. Let Tibás be your quiet retreat where you find calm and tranquility, before you energize yourself taking in the attractions and sights that make Costa Rica a natural wonder of the world.


What would Costa Rica be without fútbol? Known in America as soccer, fútbol is one of the nation’s favorite pastimes – and even sleepy Tibás comes to life when it’s fútbol season in San José. That’s because Saprissa, the city’s primary fútbol team, makes its home in Tibás, and plays out of Saprissa stadium every weekend. Each Sunday the entire city flocks to Tibás to cheer on their team and root for a win. While Tibás may be quiet every other day of the week, you may want to escape to the quiet Pacific Jacó Beach for a respite on busy soccer Sundays.

Perfect for residents and expatriates, Tibás is a flower in the heart of San José, blooming with peace and tranquility. The neighborhood offers safety like no other, and is the perfect place to call home for anyone looking for a slice of calm in the middle of a hectic, overwhelming life. Explore the possibility of living in beautiful Tibás and enjoy suburban quiet in the middle of Costa Rica’s busiest city.

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Where to Stay near Tibás

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Aloft San Jose Hotel
Starting at $88 / night
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InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Starting at $135 / night
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Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites
Starting at $68 / night
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Hotel Villa Los Candiles
Starting at $90 / night

Things to Do near Tibás

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Aguas Bravas
Starting at $50 / person
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Cafe Britt Coffee Tour
Starting at $59 / person
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Intercultura Language School & Cultural Center
Starting at $35 /lesson
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Academia Tica
Starting at $270 week