Located in Costa Rica’s lush Central Valley, the city is almost entirely European in flavour, partly due to the influx of Spanish, soon after Costa Rica’s discovery by Christopher Columbus.
The tendency, also, for the wealthier classes to travel and study in Europe during the ninewteenth and early twentieth centuries added to the Eurpoean influence, which can be seen in the city’s architecture. San Jose is where the majority of Costa Rican’s live and work, a busy, vibrant Latin American metropolis with the country’s pristine natural attractions on its doorstep.
- Where: San Jose province, Costa Rica
Coast to Coast
Travel from coast to coast to see and understand the complex mosaic of ecosystems of this extraordinarily wildlife rich country.
Pacific Coast Journey
Discover the exceptional contrasts between the central region and the Pacific coastline.
Wildlife abounds on this exceptional trip which provides plenty of opportunity to see Costa Rica’s diverse flora and fauna!
Cloud Forests and Mountains
Enjoy the beauty and spectacle of Costa Rica's flora and fauna on this fantastic trip encompassing the best of the country's rainforests and coastlines.
Hotel Grano de Oro
Situated on a shady side street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis, a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the city.