San José

San José Travel Guide

Articles about San José

By Travel + Leisure Staff
Q: How can I use Twitter to make traveling easier? —Steve Landman, Michigan City, Ind. A: “While you can search for what’s trending on Twitter, it’s best to rely on companion websites that help you filter tweets based on your interests. You can ...
By Kimberly Brown
It is morning again in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, and 15 of us are hearing it for the first time. Fifteen pairs of lightweight hiking boots and Reeboks stand in a single file, rooted to the damp, dark path. Heads back, mouths s...
By Matthew Yeomans
I had two things in mind when planning my driving vacation. The first was to get a taste of the many flavors of Costa Rica — rain forests, alpine peaks, and savanna grasslands, all in a country the size of West Virginia. The second was to find low...

Hotels in San José

Occupying an elegant Victorian mansion, Grano de Oro is a welcome departure from San José’s many cookie-cutter business hotels and budget hostels.

Restaurants in San José

Located in a complex of decades-old stone buildings that once housed a mountainside monastery, this elegant French restaurant has three parts—all worth experiencing: the bar at the entrance, which has both panoramic views over the Central Valley and live piano music in the evenings; the main dini

Things to do in San José

With nearly 200 different shops and studios selling painted boxes and trays, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and carved wood utensils, the town of Sarchí is Costa Rica’s crafts hub.