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Colourful, vibrant and cosmopolitan, the bustling capital of San Jose is one of the main arrival points for visitors on a tour to Costa Rica and a highlight of many people’s visit. Whether spending time exploring the city or simply passing through on your way to one of the country’s stunning beaches or national parks, a good night’s sleep is vital for getting the most from your trip. To help you on your way, here’s our pick of some of the very best hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Strategically located between San Jose’s International Airport and the city centre, the Adventure Inn is one of the best value hotels in the city. Charming air-conditioned rooms guarantee a great night’s sleep, while the complimentary airport shuttle, all-you-can-eat breakfast and high-speed internet makes this one of the most popular places to stay in San Jose, Costa Rica. For those starting their trip in San Jose, the in-house tour desk offers car hire across the country and is highly regarded by travelers. Alternatively, the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi offer a great escape from the bustle of the city, and the excellent Moon Glow Bar & Grill will satisfy your every craving!
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- Location: Los Arcos, Ciudad Cariari, San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
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Located on the outskirts of the city centre, the Asclepios Wellness Hotel and Spa is one of the ultimate places to stay in San Jose for those looking to relax and recharge the batteries while enjoying the beauty of Costa Rica. With just 12 guest rooms, the Asclepios offers the ultimate boutique experience, combined with a multitude of wellness treatments delivered by a team of highly trained professionals. An ionised swimming pool, fitness centre, yoga and meditation pavilion and sauna are amongst some of the world-class facilities on offer, while the onsite restaurant serves up a delicious range of dishes using organic fruit and vegetables grown on the property. Guest rooms, named after the ancient Greek Gods, are individually designed and offer exceptional comfort in bright, modern surroundings making the Asclepios a long-standing favourite amongst visitors to San Jose.
- Location: El Cacao de Alajuela, Alajuela, 20101, Costa Rica
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When deciding where to stay in San Jose, The Retreat consistently tops the list for travelers seeking a luxury wellness experience close to the heart of this dynamic city. Founded by best-selling author Diana Stobo on the principles of peace, harmony and tranquillity, The Retreat offers one of the most exceptional all-round wellness experiences in Costa Rica. Offering both nightly accommodation and complete treatment packages ranging from 2 to 10 days in length, the facilities and services on offer are second to none. Facilities include a steam room, gym, Jacuzzi, yoga studio and stunning outdoor pool, although it’s the professional treatments on offer that make the hotel stand out from the crowd. Be it a fully-mentored detox program, yoga class, spa session or wellness cooking class, sessions are tailored to your individual requirements and delivered by highly trained professionals.
- Location: Barrio Jesús de Atenas, Alajuela Province, Atenas, Costa Rica
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Regardless of your budget, San Jose is home to a range of amazing hotels offering a variety of services and experiences for their guests. Whether you’re looking for high end luxury and wellness experiences, or good value accommodation and tour services, you will never be short of places to stay in San Jose, Costa Rica!
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