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Costa Rica - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

San Jose and the Central Valleys

Founded in 1738, San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and the country’s bustling commercial centre. Sadly many of the original monuments have been destroyed by subsequent earthquakes yet the city’s architecture still maintains a distinctly European feel with historic theatres and museums set against modern tower blocks. Few visitors linger long in the San Jose, however, before heading straight into the beautiful central valleys. There, lush, rolling hills of coffee plantations give way to steamy cloud-forest which teems with birdlife, orchids and tropical plants. As the sun rises, the last of the morning’s mist burns off burn off to reveal jagged peaks and smoking volcanoes. This is a wonderful starting point for any visit to Costa Rica. Guests can relax amidst the tropical gardens of coffee fincas or launch straight into riding, biking, hiking or rafting through the surrounding national parks.        

San Jose and the Central Valleys Hotels

$$$$$ Pacuare Lodge San Jose and the Central Valleys

Honeymoon, Directors favourites, Remote Location

Wildlife, adventure and simple luxury at the heart of the Talamanca mountains! The Pacuare Lodge is a beautiful jungle retreat overlooking the pristine Pacuare River shrouded in glorious rainforest....

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$$$$ Xandari Resort & Spa San Jose and the Central Valleys

Overlooking the twinkling lights of the capital San Jose, the Xandari Resort & Spa is a beautiful boutique hotel and former coffee plantation just 20 minutes’ drive from the international airport...

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$$$$ Finca Rosa Blanca San Jose and the Central Valleys

Character Boutique

The Finca Rosa Blanca is beautiful country inn set in magnificent rolling countryside and coffee plantations just 20 minutes’ drive from the international airport. The striking Gaudi-esque house...

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$$$ Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose and the Central Valleys

Character Boutique

At the heart of the bustling capital San Jose just off the main Paseo Colon avenue, the Hotel Grano de Oro is an elegant Victorian mansion and boutique hotel within easy reach of the city’s galleries...

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