Things to Do in San Jose for Couples

THE 10 BEST Couples' Activities & Things to Do in San Jose

Best Things to Do in San Jose for Couples

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  • David G
    4 contributions
    Went to the opera, Madam Butterfly, at the theater many years ago. The building is really nice, an historic landmark that is alive today.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • Janet M
    Toronto, Canada5 contributions
    Beautifully presented exhibit. Very informative, with creative layout. Exhibits are well spaced so you can see clearly without feeling crowded. Respectful of indigenous culture.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • luvin2go
    Durham, NC221 contributions
    There is a great selection of jade and other materials in this museum and the art of it is wonderful.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN2,142 contributions
    This is an authentic experience. Indoor bustling market in the center of downtown San Jose with vendors selling all sorts of items including fruits and vegetables, flowers, clothing and electronics. This place is filled with locals and tourists like me are few, but I felt comfortable here. There are several places with a counter and seats to grab some food so make sure you take advantage of trying some local fare while here.
    Written January 9, 2023
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  • kizzyjenny
    llanelli108 contributions
    A nice park with paved paths, a lake, sculptures made from wood and concrete, sitting areas, a running/cycling track, a snack shack, trees and bushes and amazing birdsong.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • kizzyjenny
    llanelli108 contributions
    Well worth a visit during a day in central San Jose, even though it's a 20 minute walk away. Fairly cheap entrance fee. Information is given on the life cycle of butterflies and on the species that they have, If you are also going to be walking in the nature of Costa Rica during your holiday, expect to see the same butterflies many times over in the wild.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC5,803 contributions
    I passed by this huge, beautiful park on my way to the Atlantic Train Station. Located near the National Museum and a small museum for modern arts, it is easy to locate this park. The huge trees and beautiful plants provide shades to those resting at the benches.

    Stop by and enjoy its beauty if you’re in the area.
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • Stephanie A
    7 contributions
    My children and I (8 and 10 years old) took a day trip here from Orosi and it surpassed my expectations! The hiking trails were challenging, but fun, and beautiful. The lookout of the valley and volcanos (if the clouds clear) was gorgeous. We felt secluded and that we could really enjoy the rainforest around us, as there were few people that we met on the trail (and it was a Saturday). Crossing the small streams was fun for us all, and the waterfalls truly were beautiful. Completely recommend for a visit. We spent about 3 hours there, and hiked three of the trails. You actually have to "hike up" to the lookout and beginning of the trails. They offer walking sticks at the bottom - get them! Very helpful, especially for the muddy trail and crossing the streams.

    Best surprise of all......we saw a quetzal!!! Such an amazing experience and lifetime memory!
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • vmv205
    San Jose, Costa Rica36 contributions
    This is an adventure park with a purpose. The park's motto is "healthy children help sick children". Costa Rica´s Children´s Hospital is financed by the profits of this park. So if you visit, you enjoy and leave a bit of your money for this excellent institution.
    Written March 4, 2019
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  • Randy M
    3 contributions
    Our driver Robert from I Love Travel met us at the airport and drove us Arenal Springs Resort. He was very nice, and explained all the flowers and provided information about the towns we passed. Even though the roads are very windy we felt extremely safe with him driving. Definitely would recommend using them again. We have already booked them for our return trip.
    Written January 30, 2023
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  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, UK911 contributions
    We were staying in Sarapiqui and so we joined up with an existing group of tourists who had begun their day in San Jose purely to do the boat trip and have lunch.
    We arrived at the starting point of the boat trip slightly early but Pedro made us very welcome offering us fresh fruit. He didn’t speak English and for the first time on our holiday I felt awful that I couldn’t communicate with him as he seemed such a friendly man.
    Once Jorge turned up with his group of six we were underway with Pedro navigating the boat through the low water levels of the river and spitting wildlife whilst Jorge gave excellent commentary in English. We found the trip relaxing and informative. We were lucky to get to photograph a troop of howler monkeys complete with babies, crocodiles that seemed to approach the boat with interest, a line up of black vultures on a riverside log along with many other birds and the odd iguana.
    We then moored at a local finca where a late lunch was served. Traditional buffet style but a lot fresher than we had seen elsewhere and we also got to have a stroll with Jorge around the garden to see some of the many fruits and flowers etc being grown there.
    We had to return to our starting point by mini bus as the river level is so low it would have been dangerous for Pedro to take us back on the boat.
    Jorge was courteous enough to wait for our transport to arrive before leaving with the group for San Jose which impressed us.
    Overall a lovely afternoon out.
    Written February 14, 2019
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  • Arturo_RP
    San Jose, Costa Rica87 contributions
    This is a medium size mall located near the town of Moravia, to the north eastern side of San José. It has stores, cafés, restaurants, services, banks, a supermarket and a food court along with cinemas, all distributed across 4 floors. The stores are somewhat expensive, although you might find good prices sometimes. Bathrooms are located far from the food court and the restaurants, which is uncomfortable sometimes. It is connected to San José by bus lines of Moravia. Is a good place to walk around in a rainy day.
    Written April 16, 2019
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  • Young S
    1 contribution
    My husband and I have used Didier’s car service for both of our trips to Costa Rica. The first one in September of last year and again this January. Both times we were met with absolutely excellent service from Miguel, Hugo and Didier himself. Didier and his team are super friendly, knowledgeable, and are super passionate about their country and showing it’s overflowing beauty to tourists.

    All trips went super smoothly. The vans are super clean, they were all on time and are happy to stop for food/bathroom breaks and animal spottings.

    We will be contacting Didier every time we come to Costa Rica and if you want a safe/ friendly/ reliable / good value transport service you should do the same.

    Thank you Didier and Pura Vida!
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • Sherm R
    4 contributions
    We had contacted other companies for transfer requests and thought they were overpriced . I then learned about Baqueano for private transportation and contacted them. Spoke with Charles the owner and received a quote instantly at almost one half the other quotes, and accepted the offer. Charles was there for pickup three different times with a great smile. Charles has a lot of Valuable information to share on Costa Rica and where to go and experience.

    Thanks so much Charles

    Sherman & Cathy
    Written January 30, 2023
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  • Paul R
    Wynnewood, PA1 contribution
    Coco made my trip to Costa Rica complete. He is extremely reliable, punctual and flexible. He has a wealth of knowledge about Costa. Bonus: He also knows where to get the best food in town.
    Written January 28, 2023
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