Destination guide

The tranquil city of San Jose awaits you

The area's churches and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in San Jose. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the gardens, golfing and coffeehouses. La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in San Jose

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes San Jose a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Doka Estate (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Zoo Ave (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Colinas del Poas (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • ARA Project (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Corso Lechería (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in San Jose

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Jose 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:

  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Central Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Poas Volcano National Park (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Barva Volcano (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Peace Park (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Jose

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 8 mi (12.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

Where to stay around San Jose?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 148 vacation rentals near San Jose. From 65 Houses to 36 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 Jose for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Jose:

  • La California: 20 vacation rentals
  • Rohrmoser: 39 vacation rentals
  • Hospital: 35 vacation rentals
  • Carmen: 15 vacation rentals
  • Carmen: 21 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 Jose?

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

  • Catedral de la Mercedes: 437 vacation rentals
  • Rock Bridge: 437 vacation rentals
  • Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica): 428 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art: 408 vacation rentals
  • San Antonio de Belen Station: 457 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Jose 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 Jose?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 65 Houses in San Jose. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Jose include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 36 rentals available
  • Villas: 18 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 2 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 72 vacation rentals with pool available in San Jose. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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