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San José

San José is the capital and largest city in Costa Rica. It has a total population of about 1.7 million inhabitants living in the metropolitan area, although the city itself is much smaller with around 400,000 people. It is located in the central part of the country in the Central Valley at an elevation of about 1,200 metres above sea level.

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Hotel Capital

Hotel Capital

Save yourself the trouble and DON'T come here. NOT clean...we had to pull out our sleeping bags because the sheets had obviouly been used and made up to look like they were fresh. For what we paid it should at least have been clean. It's located in a dodgy area of town. ... more

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1
Hotel Vesuvio

Hotel Vesuvio

Nice, small hotel close to San Jose downtown. Clean, quiet. Good, helpful service. Definitely worth the money. Will stay there next time. ... more

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4
Hostal del Este Santa Fe

Hostal del Este Santa Fe

Place is a dump, bathroom smelled and there is no privacy there. Bathroom had pipers showing, mold. ... more

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1

San José Discussions

  • Long busrides?
    's / things to do of my list. Guatamala City - San José San José - Panama City Quito - Lima Lima - Santiago ...

  • Costa Rica 1 week only. I need help.
    You gotta do your homework...buy a couple of print Guidebooks at home such as LP, Footprint, Rough Guide or Let's Go and a good Costa Rica Map. There are dozens of travel sites on the web for Costa Rica, hit the Search Engines. Be cautious in the capital city of San José, lot of bag snatchers at Bus ...

  • Costa Rica Trip
    in the central valley area in the Providences of Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia and San José. Interestingly ...

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San José Blog Entries

  • Weg van de toeristen
    M: Bij aankomst in San José was het 26 graden, dus goed te doen. De volgende dag met de bus naar Santa Elena . Daar hebben we in een hostel geslapen en hebben we een dagje het reservaat Santa Elena bezocht. Dit is een stuk regenwoud in de buurt van Monteverde . Hier was het zeer makkelijk ...
    Posted in Costa Rica 2002 by on_the_move

  • Thanksgiving i San José
    Hei alle sammen! Naa har jeg bestemt meg for at jeg maa bli flinkere til aa oppdatere bloggen min. Jeg stortrives i jobben paa marineparken og har naa laert mer spansk. Denne uken kom det 2 nye norske jenter til parken, saa naa er vi oppe i 4 volunteerer i parken. Denne helgen er jeg i San José for aa ...
    Posted in Malin i Costa Rica by malin1990

  • Maybe next time
    We said goodbye to the girls in San José where they both got a flight, the aussie home and the english girl onto New York for a last few days splurge before home also. Back to just Chris and I we ...
    Posted in From Mexico to who knows where by ew5827

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