Destination guide

Head to the charming city of San Pedro

Enjoy the festivals and other features of San Pedro. Travelers like the university setting, restaurants and shopping in this romantic and walkable city. Parque Nacional and National Museum of Costa Rica are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around San Pedro

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that San Pedro has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Amusement Park San Jose (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Valle del Sol (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in San Pedro

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Pedro is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Parque Nacional (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Parque Espana (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Morazan Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Central Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Sabana Park (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Pedro

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Jose American University Station, San Jose Curridabat Station and San Jose University of Costa Rica Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around San Pedro?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 372 vacation rentals near San Pedro. From 125 Houses to 155 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near San Pedro for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Pedro?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Pedro:

  • Cariari: 15 vacation rentals
  • Rohrmoser: 39 vacation rentals
  • La California: 22 vacation rentals
  • Santa Lucia: 16 vacation rentals
  • Merced: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to San Pedro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in San Pedro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Costa Rica: 391 vacation rentals
  • San Jose University of Costa Rica Station: 391 vacation rentals
  • San Jose Curridabat Station: 388 vacation rentals
  • San Pedro Mall: 391 vacation rentals
  • San Jose American University Station: 387 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Pedro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Pedro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 125 Houses in San Pedro. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Pedro include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 155 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 12 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Pedro?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 100 vacation rentals with pool available in San Pedro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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