Travel Guide to San Jose, Costa Rica

Travel Guide to San Jose, Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica (B)

My research on things to do in San Jose was probably the most dismal of any city I’ve ever visited. Blog posts with titles like “San Jose: The Capital City with Nothing to See” seemed to be in the majority and the lists of recommendations on TripAdvisor were pitiful, at best.

Sometimes, you need a place to unplug and relax, and not feel rushed to run around and see and do everything under the sun. And February 2019 was a time in my life that I really, really needed it.

This hostel was more like a hotel! It had a pool, giant rooms, and my room had a bathroom. I had a desk which was perfect for sitting at and doing work during the day, which was something I so desperately needed after running around from Melbourne to LA to Minnesota. It was really the perfect oasis to unplug and just focus on getting “caught up” both in terms of work (and my tan ;))

This restaurant was a gem of a find in Escazu. It was super cheap – I don’t think I spent more than $5 for a huge meal. I tried Chifrijo for the first time here – a mix of rice and beans, fried pork, avocado chunks, pico de gallo, and unbelievable deliciousness. I went here several times as it was a short walk from the hostel and it was a great meal to enjoy after a long morning of work. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel Guide to San Jose, Costa Rica
Guide Location: Costa Rica » San Jose
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valerie Streif
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fauna Luxury Hostel
  • Pollos Male
  • La Casona de Laly
  • Tres Cruces Escazu Hike
  • Radisson San Jose

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