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    • Instituto Estelar Bilingue200 metros sur de la Antigua Gobernacion, Calle Real, Liberia, Costa Rica
      Sharai Kirk recommended Instituto Estelar Bilingue
      5
      I 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 more
      LOT (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.6 months ago. Report
      Sharai 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!

    • The Tech Museum201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA, United States
      Barbara Kossy recommended The Tech Museum
      5
      Futuristic, fantastic, fun. Right downtown. And they have a terrific gift shop with geeky cool toys for all ages.
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    • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA, United States
      Barbara Kossy recommended San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
      5
      Not your garden variety quilts, they show a huge range of textile-based art here. And they have a great gift shop. Conveniently located near the Inst. of Contemporary Art.
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    • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art560 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, United States
      Barbara Kossy recommended San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
      5
      San 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 more
      print event, and encourage local mid-career artists.
      .Comment.9 months ago. Report
      Barbara Kossy

      There's always something interesting to look at and think about.

    • Grano de Oro HotelCalle 30, Avenidas 2/4, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
      Pro 2014
      Steve Hunter recommended Grano de Oro Hotel
      4
      If 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 more
      town...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.
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      Daniel Mason-D'Croz thanked Steve Hunter for this recommendation.
    • Machu PicchuAvenida 1, San Jose, Costa Rica
      Pro 2014
      Steve Hunter recommended Machu Picchu
      4
      I 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.
      .Comment.9 months ago. Report
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz thanked Steve Hunter for this recommendation.
      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 Rica
      Pro 2014
      Steve Hunter recommended El Cuartel de la Boca del Monte
      4
      This 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 more
      local beers and mixed drinks. Lively spot with a chill Pura Vida atmosphere
      .Comment.9 months ago. Report
      Daniel Mason-D'Croz thanked Steve Hunter for this recommendation.
    • National Museum Calle 17, Avenidas Central y Segunda, San Jose Costa Rica
    • Teatro Nacional de Costa RicaAvenida Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica