Shop, dine, and find other things to do in San José

Explore Costa Rica’s capital city from the Park Inn, which is located within walking distance of the best things to do in San José. You can savor a fresh cup of coffee in your hotel room before embarking on a stroll through La Sabana Park. The green space is also home to other popular attractions, including the Costa Rican Art Museum and the National Theater. About 15 minutes away, the Jade Museum offers insight into the region’s rich history with the world’s largest collection of American jade. For a fun night on the town, you can hit the bars and clubs on Paseo Colón, one of the two main roads that lead through the city.

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Britt Coffee Tour

6.52 mi / 10.5 km from the hotel
The smell alone is intoxicating at this plantation, where you can learn about the world of coffee production. Enjoy samples during your tour, and then shop for fine chocolates, nuts, and—of course—coffee beans!

Arenal Volcano

55.53 mi / 89.36 km from the hotel
With its last eruption in 2010, this volcano was once Costa Rica’s most active. Today, you can hike, fish, or whitewater raft in the beautiful area surrounding the volcano.

Lincoln Plaza

3.24 mi / 5.22 km from the hotel
Browse stores and boutiques, dine at one of many diverse restaurants, or catch a movie at this popular shopping center.

Go Easy Tourism Solutions

0.65 mi / 1.05 km from the hotel
Sign up for a city tour with a Go Easy guide for a full itinerary of the best parks, historic sites, museums, and theaters in San José.

The Children's Museum

1.06 mi / 1.7 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.

National Theater

1.04 mi / 1.67 km from the hotel
Opened in 1897, the National Theater offers an elegant setting for San José's most renowned musicals, plays, and concerts.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

0.31 mi / 0.49 km from the hotel
See butterflies at every stage of life as well as the plants that aid their development at this tropical garden in the heart of San José.

Jade Museum

1.34 mi / 2.15 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

0.94 mi / 1.52 km from the hotel
There's a lot to see in this 178-acre park in downtown San José. You can 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

0.51 mi / 0.81 km from the hotel
View 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.