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Within the heart of Costa Rica, resides the beautiful capital city of San José - a family-friendly capital that is tailor-made for memorable family holidays. Exhilarating rides sit side-by-side with rich history and educational exploration, all in the grounds of a vibrant and safe city.

Whether you're browsing our extensive list of reference destinations for your next family holiday or have already decided upon the rich culture of San José for your family, rest assured that you've landed in the right place. We're here to ease your booking process, be it a luxury hotel, budget-friendly apartments, or a family-run bed and breakfast, San José offers accommodation for every type of family. Find the perfect base from which your family can start their Costa Rican adventure!

Things to do

San José is a vibrant city that speaks to travellers of all ages; the unique mix of interactive museums, thrilling theme parks and historically significant landmarks will keep every member of your family captivated. Let's explore some of San José's best offerings for families.

  • For curiosity-fueled young minds, the Children's Museum comes packed with 40 interactive rooms. Kids can experience directing a symphony or interact with a life-sized NASA astronaut robot. This educational adventure is located in a safe and accessible part of the city.
  • Thrill-seekers in your family will find their haven in Parque Diversiones. Here, roller coasters and water coasters promise adrenaline-inducing experiences, perfectly balanced with family-friendly rides and refreshing dining options.
  • Culture and history come alive at the Plaza de la Cultura. This family-safe hotspot, with an overseeing police tower, encapsulates major attractions such as the Museo de Jade and Teatro Nacional. The square is also surrounded by fantastic cafes where you can satiate your family's taste buds with local cuisine.
  • Finally, for football enthusiast families, the city houses the formidable Deportivo Saprissa, with an imposing tally of 36 league titles. A visit to their home game can be a rousing experience to remember.

When to visit

When it comes to discovering San José with your family, timing your visit brilliantly is key. This is a city that changes with the seasons, each one offering a unique Costa Rican experience.

The dry season, which extends from December to April, brings warm and dry weather. This is perfect for families seeking to soak in the sights outdoors. However, the rainy season from May to November presents an opportunity to witness the city in full bloom, touched by refreshing rains that won't obstruct your ventures. Don't be anxious about this season - called 'green' for a good reason - it's cheaper, less crowded, and presents lively wildlife, making it a secret favourite amongst Costa Rica connoisseurs. Do keep school holidays in mind, and choose the season that suits your family's preference and your educational calendar.

JAN
25.3°
17.6°
21mm
5 days
FEB
26.3°
17.6°
12mm
4 days
MAR
26.8°
18.1°
12mm
4 days
APR
26.1°
18.7°
75mm
14 days
MAY
25.1°
18.7°
345mm
25 days
JUN
24.7°
18.6°
364mm
26 days
JUL
24.9°
18.5°
219mm
23 days
AUG
24.9°
18.2°
341mm
24 days
SEP
24.6°
18.1°
413mm
28 days
OCT
24.1°
18°
491mm
29 days
NOV
24.1°
18.1°
232mm
21 days
DEC
24.6°
17.7°
68mm
9 days

Things you'll love...

  • Discover educational fun in the Children's Museum with interactive rooms and exhibits.
  • Experience exhilarating rides and water coasters in the family-friendly Parque Diversiones.
  • Explore the city's rich history with a visit to San José’s vibrant landmarks
  • Savour traditional Costa Rican cuisine that the entire family will relish.
  • Enjoy the beautiful and secure Plaza de la Cultura surrounded by major attractions.
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Main airport

    • Juan Santamaria International Airport
superior room | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
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suite (master) | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Barceló San José
San José, Costa Rica

68
3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.
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superior room, 1 king bed, corner | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
basic room, 1 king bed | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
superior room, 1 king bed | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
basic room, 2 double beds | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
basic room, 1 king bed | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
San José, Costa Rica

61
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a 24-hour business center, and valet parking.
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romantic suite, 1 king bed, jetted tub, city view | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
romantic suite, 1 king bed, jetted tub, city view | view from room
family suite, multiple beds | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
standard room, 1 queen bed | view from room
family suite, multiple beds | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe

Hotel Grano de Oro
San José, Costa Rica

61
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, massage/treatment rooms, and concierge services.
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superior room, 2 double beds | view from room
deluxe room, 1 queen bed | select comfort beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains
deluxe room, 2 double beds | select comfort beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains
superior room, 1 queen bed | select comfort beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains
front of property
front of property

Isla Verde Hotel
San José, Costa Rica

60
A restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a business center, and conference space.
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basic room, 1 king bed, non smoking | premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, in-room safe
premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, in-room safe
basic room, 1 king bed, non smoking | premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, in-room safe
room, 2 double beds, non smoking, balcony | view from room
basic room, 1 king bed, non smoking | premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, in-room safe
view from room

Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana
San José, Costa Rica

59
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.
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standard twin room, 2 single beds | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, free wifi
family apartment, 2 bedrooms | living room | 32-inch flat-screen tv with cable channels, tv
shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
traditional studio | view from room
premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, free wifi
junior apartment, 1 bedroom | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, free wifi

La Sabana Hotel Suites Apartments
San José, Costa Rica

59
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, spa services, and a business center.
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premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries
standard double room, 2 double beds, non smoking | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
suite, 1 king bed with sofa bed, non smoking | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
suite, 1 king bed with sofa bed, non smoking | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
suite, 1 king bed with sofa bed, non smoking | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas
San José, Costa Rica

57
This hotel features a casino, a restaurant, and 2 bars/lounges. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a snack bar/deli, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.
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room, 2 queen beds, non smoking | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
room, 2 queen beds, non smoking | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
room, 2 queen beds, non smoking | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
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premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe

Park Inn By Radisson San Jose
San José, Costa Rica

57
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite.
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premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually furnished
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually furnished
standard room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually furnished
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually furnished
superior room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually furnished
suite king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually furnished

Hotel Presidente
San José, Costa Rica

56
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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superior suite, multiple beds | view from room
classic suite, 1 queen bed | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, towels
superior suite, multiple beds | in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
junior suite, 1 queen bed | view from room
classic suite, 1 queen bed | view from room
classic suite, 1 queen bed | in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Hotel Casa 69
San José, Costa Rica

56
This hotel features a rooftop terrace, coffee/tea in a common area, and a microwave in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite.
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executives & travelers 2 full beds | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, desk
view from room
accessible rooms | bathroom | shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
executives & travelers 1 king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, desk
accessible rooms | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, desk
family room, multiple beds | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, desk

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
San José, Costa Rica

55
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a snack bar/deli, a conference center, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite.
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basic room, 2 double beds | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
presidential suite, 1 king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
room, 1 king bed (stadium view) | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
room, 1 king bed, balcony | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated

Hilton San Jose La Sabana
San José, Costa Rica

55
An indoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, valet parking, and a business center. Change of towels is available on request.
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standard double room | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
standard double room | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, rainfall showerhead, hair dryer, towels
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
standard triple room | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
standard double room | premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated

Hotel Casa Cambranes
San José, Costa Rica

55
This smoke-free hotel features a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free breakfast (local cuisine), free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite.
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junior suite, 2 double beds, non smoking, city view | premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe
combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries
executive room, 2 double beds, non smoking, city view | premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe
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standard room, 1 double bed, city view | premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe
premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe

Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola, an IHG Hotel
San José, Costa Rica

54
Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a casino and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.
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Best Western Plus San Jose
San José, Costa Rica

54
Along with a casino, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service.
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premium room, 2 double beds, non smoking | premium bedding, select comfort beds, in-room safe, desk
combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
studio suite, 1 king bed, non smoking | premium bedding, select comfort beds, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, select comfort beds, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, select comfort beds, in-room safe, desk
premium room, 1 king bed, non smoking | premium bedding, select comfort beds, in-room safe, desk

Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica

53
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a sauna are onsite.
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suite | down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
free toiletries, hair dryer, bidet, towels
master suite with a/c and jacuzzi | down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
master suite with a/c and jacuzzi | down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
master suite with a/c and jacuzzi | down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
standard room | down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated

Hotel Fleur De Lys
San José, Costa Rica

53
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and a meeting room are onsite.
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premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
presidential suite, non smoking | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
standard room, 2 double beds | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
standard room, 2 double beds | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
room, 2 double beds, business lounge access (club floor) | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk

Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici, an IHG Hotel
San José, Costa Rica

53
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a casino, and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite.
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superior double room | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, towels, shampoo
double room, 1 double bed | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
standard double room, 1 double bed | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
superior double room | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
double room, 1 double bed | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
double room, 1 double bed | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, towels, shampoo

Hotel Aranjuez
San José, Costa Rica

53
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.
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TRYP by Wyndham San Jose Sabana
San José, Costa Rica

53
A restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, a coffee shop/cafe, and a business center.
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