Activities for a Rainy Day in San Jose

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in San Jose on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in San Jose

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  • Albert B
    Cincinnati, OH395 contributions
    I didn't expect to enjoy my visit so much. Excellent guided tour with "charming" visits for characters from Costa Rica's past. Amazing floor that is raised every four years for new president's gala. Treasure of art work. Cafe is a little pricy but very comfortable setting. Safe walking area. 10 minutes from Holiday Inn.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • ColleenBadger
    Nanaimo, Canada74 contributions
    The excellent museum has The pre Columbian Museo, The Museo de Oro and an art exhibit all under one roof. It is a very interesting building as well as museums. The Pre Columbian and Museo de Oro were very educational . All information is given in Spanish and English. It has hands on sections, audio exhibits and video.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Spirit M
    Pacific Grove, CA43 contributions
    Amazing collection of Jade and ceramics. Very intricate. Many date back over 1000 years. Wonderful displayed.. well worth the $15 fee that foreigners pay.
    Written January 28, 2024
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  • Alicia
    17 contributions
    I definitely recommend visiting this place. Aside from learning about the history of Costa Rica, you also get to walk through a garden of butterflies. At the time of my visit, there was also an "art" exhibition room of canvases and stones.

    Entry for an adult was CRC 5,750 or $11 where you'll spend roughly 2 hours (I made sure to check out every room and read all descriptions).
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • B M
    Miami, FL16 contributions
    The museum is in the heart of the city. Though it’s only 2 stories tall, they use the space to showcase various local artists work. I liked many of the pieces I saw with the limited time that I had. Very good exhibits.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Quinten Jiskoot
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands530 contributions
    Colourful place, ideal for people watching, grabbing some snack, have lunch, or just enjoying this busy highlight in the center of San José.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • LenH0647
    Garrison, NY15 contributions
    It was excellent with 2 qualifiers. It is really for younger kids (8 or under) and most of the exhibitions are in Spainish although many of the guides speak English
    Written August 13, 2023
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  • The_Wanderer1992
    Columbia, MD1,821 contributions
    While in San Jose, my husband and I stopped here. It's open to the public for free; however, donation boxes are around if you choose to donate. It's a clean, beautiful church. My husband was disappointed to find out that the pipe organ is not in use.
    Written November 25, 2023
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  • loubob155
    Trinidad, CA5 contributions
    If you are looking for a high end art souvenir from Costa Rica, this is the place. Small, but well curated. Conall was very well informed about the art works featured.
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Casey B
    1 contribution
    Closes at 6pm! Crafts from around the country but few local artists actually making things here. Kids got souvenirs and gifts.
    Written July 25, 2023
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  • pmschwark
    3 contributions
    we were so happy we took the jeep boat jeep experience with ILK
    Not only was it most likely more enjoyable than driving all way around Arenal lake it was a beautiful trip!
    I had booked this trip MONTHS before and they were still there to pick us up from LaFortuna !
    The vehicles are far from being actual jeeps,and roads a little rough but good drivers !
    The boat connection was very organized and boat ride fabulous!
    Costa Rica I give you tremendous applause for looking after the people who are touring your beautiful Country!YOU ARE AMAZING and thankyou for making our trip so incredible
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Wade M
    San Martino alla Palma, Italy48 contributions
    Awesome food and great beer. Can't go wrong here. I had their IPA and was pleasantly surprised at just how well it was made. The food was excellent, I had the Dos Tacos and some fries. Excellent. My friend had the burger and it was delicious as well. I'll be back for sure next time I have to venture into San Jose.
    Written June 4, 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
    Free admission to the museum of contemporary art. It’s an interesting building. We did not get to the area upstairs which was a pity.
    Written April 9, 2023
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  • SteveP1874
    Edinburgh, UK205 contributions
    I booked two trips using Costa Rica Shuttle.

    I was very pleased with both trips, drivers arriving on time, very pleasant people and very helpful who took us door to door. Both drivers were good company, and recommended good places for us to eat on the way. One also took us on alternative route to help us see some more spectacular scenery, which was much appreciated.

    Very pleased with the service and the communication, would happily book again.

    Cars modern and comfortable.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • FoxTravelers
    San Antonio, TX882 contributions
    Easy to visit and see all in 2 hours. Good way to understand the country you are now visiting. For 2 adults was $22 USD and not crowded at all and sits inside an old military fort.
    Written January 25, 2024
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