San Jose, Costa Rica
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I'll be heading to San José for a business conference the first week of December. Any recommendations on good places to eat, or interesting cultural sites? I've been there once before, but don't feel like I know the city well
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- Instituto Estelar Bilingue200 metros sur de la Antigua Gobernacion, Calle Real, Liberia, Costa Ricarecommended Instituto Estelar BilingueI studied at Instituto Estelar in January of this year. I planned to stay for one week, but ended up staying for one month and advancing 4 levels! It was an amazing experience - I really did learn A ... read moreLOT (I can more than get by now when I travel in Latin America) plus I got to do trips with the school, take extra classes (like dance and cooking), made new amazing friends, and even volunteer! I will never forget my experience and I am already planning my next classes with them =) If you are wanting to study during your trip, Instituto Estelar Bilingue is the best Spanish school in Costa Rica (in my opinion, of course). It's located in Liberia and I fell in love with this city - it's historical, the people are incredibly friendly, and it hasn't been overrun by tourists like many of the other cities in the country..Comment.13 days ago. ReportSharai Kirk
It's a little far from San Jose, but if you head to Guanacaste (the best place for beaches, volcanoes, national parks, and waterfalls) you should check out Instituto Estelar. It's a great little school with a lot to offer.
Have a great trip!
- National Museum Calle 17, Avenidas Central y Segunda, San Jose Costa Rica
- The Tech Museum201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA, United States
- San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA, United States
- San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art560 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, United Statesrecommended San Jose Institute of Contemporary ArtSan Jose has a vibrant contemporary art scene. Dip into it at the SJICA. The shows here are consistently fresh, innovative, and interesting. They encourage community involvement with the annual mono ... read moreprint event, and encourage local mid-career artists.Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBarbara Kossy
There's always something interesting to look at and think about.
- Teatro Nacional de Costa RicaAvenida Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica
- Grano de Oro HotelCalle 30, Avenidas 2/4, San Jose 1007, Costa Ricarecommended Grano de Oro HotelIf I remember correctly, this is where I came for dinner after getting thrown out of a raft on the Pacaure and caught underwater in a hydraulic. Yes, it was recommended as the best restaurant in ... read moretown...and after almost meeting my maker what I needed. It's the most upscale place I've been in Costa Rica with a continental menu with local twists.
- Machu PicchuMachu Picchu Add to trip Calle 32 | 150m norte del KFC, San Jose, Costa Ricarecommended Machu PicchuI ate here years ago, but it had been open awhile already back then. It was one of the better meals I had in San Jose. They had great ceviche and made a mean Pisco Sour.Steve Hunter
Of note, most Costa Rican food is pretty basic, not bad but lots if rice, beans, chicken or rice and not spicy.
- El Cuartel de la Boca del MonteDiagonal al cine Magaly, San Jose Costa Ricarecommended El Cuartel de la Boca del MonteThis is by far my favorite bar in Costa Rica. It's gets a mixed crowd of young college students and adventure seekers heading out to surf, fish, scuba, zip line, etc...They have a good selection of ... read morelocal beers and mixed drinks. Lively spot with a chill Pura Vida atmosphere