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Popular amenities for San José vacation rentals

Stay near San José's top sights

Parque La Sabana194 locals recommend
Plaza de la Cultura53 locals recommend
National Stadium62 locals recommend
Central Park16 locals recommend
Mall San Pedro65 locals recommend
Avenida Escazu114 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in San José

  • Total rentals

    3.7K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.5K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    124K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in San José?

    San José has a tropical wet and dry climate. The dry season, from December to April, sees average high temperatures of 82°F (28°C). The wet season, from May to November, is cooler and rainier, with highs around 77°F (25°C).

  • What are some of the best things to do in San José?

    In San José, you can explore the rich history at the National Museum, indulge in local art at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, or visit the vibrant Central Market. For nature lovers, a walk through the La Sabana Metropolitan Park is often recommended.

  • What is the best time of year to visit San José?

    The dry season from December to April is the most popular time to visit San José. You might want to time your visit with the Fiestas de Zapote in late December or the International Arts Festival in March, two frequently suggested local events.

  • What are the best places to stay in San José?

    Travelers often prefer to stay in neighborhoods like Barrio Amón, known for its colonial architecture, or San Pedro, a lively area near the University of Costa Rica. Escazú, a upscale suburb with modern accommodations, is also frequently suggested.

  • What are the best places to visit in San José?

    Popular places to visit in San José include the Gold Museum with its pre-Columbian artifacts, the grand National Theatre, and the Jade Museum, which holds the world's largest collection of American jade. The Barrio Amón, known for its historical architecture, is another spot often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in San José?

    The trails around Barva Volcano in Braulio Carrillo National Park, about 40 km from San José, are popular among hikers. Closer to the city, the trails at Cerro de la Muerte and Tapantí National Park offer remarkable views and diverse wildlife.

  • What are some family activities to do in San José?

    Families often enjoy visiting the interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum, exploring the wildlife at the Simón Bolívar Zoo, or taking a scenic picnic in the National Park. The Pueblo Antiguo, a theme park replicating a traditional Costa Rican town, is also a fun family activity.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in San José?

    For a day trip, visitors could explore the Irazú Volcano National Park, the coffee plantations in the Orosi Valley, or the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, all within 60 miles (97 km) of San José. The Pacific coast, about 80 miles (130 km) away, is also a popular choice.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in San José?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,300 vacation rentals in San José featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in San José?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in San José. Choose from more than 1,050 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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