Explore the top things to do near the San José, Cosa Rica airport

Book accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites near the San José airport to be close to top attractions like Pueblo Antiguo, a re-created 19th-century village offering live music and dance performances. For things to do outdoors, try a tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation or a day trip to see the famous Poás Volcano. If you prefer big-city entertainment, you can head downtown with your kids to enjoy hours of interactive fun at The Children’s Museum or to visit cultural gems like the Jade Museum, the National Museum of Costa Rica, and the Costa Rican Art Museum. Planning a romantic afternoon with someone special? Pack a picnic lunch and head to the lake at La Sabana Park.

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Britt Coffee Tour

3.5 mi / 5.64 km from the hotel
The smell alone is intoxicating at this plantation, where you can learn about the world of coffee production, enjoy samples, and shop for fine chocolates, nuts, and—of course—coffee beans!

Arenal Volcano

50.43 mi / 81.15 km from the hotel
Take a trip to this volcano that experienced its last eruption in 2010. Hike, fish, or whitewater raft in this area known for its natural beauty.

The Children's Museum

5.56 mi / 8.95 km from the hotel
Part of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, this museum draws nearly 300,000 kids and parents every year. Explore 40 rooms filled with interactive exhibits and educational fun.

Pueblo Antiguo

2.04 mi / 3.28 km from the hotel
Treat yourself to live music and folk dance performances at this early-20th-century village that celebrates Costa Rica's heritage.

National Museum of Costa Rica

6.2 mi / 9.97 km from the hotel
Discover the history of Costa Rica through the cultural artifacts displayed at this museum, located within the Bellavista Fortress.

National Theater

5.98 mi / 9.62 km from the hotel
Since 1897, the National Theater has offered an elegant setting for San José's most renowned musicals, plays, and concerts.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

5.39 mi / 8.67 km from the hotel
This tropical garden provides a home for more than 30 species of vividly colored butterflies.

Jade Museum

6.24 mi / 10.04 km from the hotel
Step back in time to learn the captivating history of the jade industry in Costa Rica. The semi-precious stone was traded by ancient cultures, and the museum tells the story with over 7,000 artifacts.

La Sabana Park

4.25 mi / 6.84 km from the hotel
There's a lot to see in this 178-acre park in the heart of the city. Relax at the lake, tour one of the many museums, and visit the national soccer stadium, swimming pool, and skating rink.

Costa Rican Art Museum

4.63 mi / 7.46 km from the hotel
Contemplate art in a variety of media at this museum featuring more than 6,000 pieces by international and Latin American artists, as well as a beautiful sculpture garden.

Braulio Carrillo National Park

18.54 mi / 29.84 km from the hotel
This immense park preserves over 100,000 acres of rivers, dormant volcanoes, crater lakes, and tropical rainforests. Take in magnificent views via a drive on Route 32, or hike one of a few trails to view rare flora and fauna.