San Jose Costa Rica, the beginning and ending point for travelers visiting Costa Rica. It’s the capital and largest city in Costa Rica that offers many sights to see, restaurants to visit and hotels to stay in. For a complete list check out our web site at www.costaricatravelpoints.com.
Tour Of San Jose
SAN JOSÉ - This tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the past and present culture of Costa Rica. You’ll visit many different neighborhoods of the capital, as well as local parks, the University of Costa Rica, downtown San José and some of the government buildings. The tour also includes stops at the National Theater and National Museum, both housed in historical buildings. The National Theater features European statues, murals, and frescos and is built in a traditional baroque design.
The building housing the National Museum was once a military fortress, and is best known for its pre-Columbian artifacts on permanent display. This half day tour includes entrance fees to the National Theater and the National museum, as well as transportation and a tour guide.
SARCHÍ AND GRECIA – The first stop on this 6 hour tour is Sarchí, known today as the “cradle of Costa Rican handicrafts.” Among the many shops in this village you’ll find artifacts of leather, jewelry, toys, as well as souvenirs of bronze, wood, and other materials. Next you’ll stop in Grecia, a small hillside town famous for its iron church and friendly people. This is a great opportunity for you to experience the countryside firsthand and interact with the local people.
THE PUEBLO ANTIGUO EXPERIENCE (OLD TOWN) – “Pueblo Antiguo” was conceived with the idea of providing permanent economic support to the Costa Rican National Children´s Hospital. The attraction will transport you to Costa Rica as it was at the turn of the century. Come to the Pueblo Antiguo Experience to learn about the roots of this country as well as its traditions, myths, legends, and amusing idiosyncrasies in an entertaining presentation of theater, music and dance.