Quality Hotel Real San Jose
Autopista Prospero Fernandez
San Jose, 00000
Phone: (506) 22 046700
Fax: (506) 22 046800
Autopista Prospero Fernandez Costado Este Forum, San Jose, CR, 00000
- Phone: (506) 22 046700
- Fax: (506) 22 046800
This singular theme park offers an unforgettable experience of color, music and wonderful food. It presents three important aspects of great cultural and historical relevance, recreated in a very realistic setting: the city at the turn of the century, the countryside and the Caribbean coast. Something like magic occurs through the architecture, live folklore dances and songs, carnivals, fireworks, boat rides, and lots and lots of fun!
Located in the San Jose suburb of Heredia, this park serves as a meeting place for many local people. The park is also home to a church, Iglesia de la Concepción, and gardens, including the Jardines de la Inmaculada. Visitors can also view the large fountain, gazebo, and an assortment of monuments. This is a good place to begin your tour of Heredia or to take a break on a bench and watch everyone come and go.
If colonial architecture and history interest you, you will definitely enjoy a visit to this small town, where most of the buildings are old and the environment conserves some of the peacefulness of times past. Bring your camera. There are various restaurants and cafés here, including Café Britt (run by Café Britt Farm, where you can eat, or drink a soft drink or coffee). The village is considered to be a national monument.
All families know that it can be difficult to travel with children when most activities for tourists are designed with adults in mind. This museum offers exhibits about children's culture and rights in Costa Rica, and also has exhibitions about science, music and geography, all planned for the younger visitor. This museum is recommended for those travelers with children up to 12 years of age.
If you are a sporting kind of person, you probably enjoy rafting. In Costa Rica, the sheer numbers of rivers and canals offer exciting opportunities to experience this sport. Aventuras Naturales can arrange trips for you to various parts of the country at a reasonable cost. Some destinations, such as Tortuguero, are difficult to get to without help, so even if you are independent minded you can consider looking into a tour. They also provide information on any vaccinations that you might need while traveling.
Located 37 kilometers (23 miles) from San Jose in the province of Alajuela, Parque Nacional Volcan Poas is a popular tourist destination due to its incredible natural beauty. The most notable attraction is the active Poas Volcano where you can spend the day hiking down to Botos Lagoon, the magnificent blue-green body of water filled into the crater of the volcano.
The town of Cartago was founded by the Spanish in 1563, and it was an important site until the 19th century, when earthquakes destroyed most of the old buildings. Today, the small city is a provincial capital, but parts of it preserve a little of the colonial atmosphere. Note the Basilica de los Angeles and the Ruins of Cartago. Volcán Irazú and the Ruins of Ujarras also lie nearby. A short distance from the capital, Cartago is easily reached by bus or other public transport.