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Arguably the most popular travel destination in Central America, Costa Rica is known for its pristine beaches, lush rainforest, and imposing volcanoes. Although sometimes overlooked for these natural riches, the national capital, San Jose, and the region that surrounds it also offer plenty of excitement and things to see and do. These are three of the most interesting experiences in and around San Jose:
- The Gold Museum. Also known as the Pre-Columbian Museum, this cultural institution features in practically every tourism booklet of San Jose, but that is only a testament to how interesting it is. Dedicated to the heritage of the many fascinating indigenous cultures that inhabited the area before the arrival of the Europeans, it has a special focus on their goldwork and jewelry.
- Cartago. The former capital of Costa Rica, Cartago has lost some of its political importance, but none of the charm. Home to fascinating colonial architecture, the jewel of which is the Our Lady of the Angels Basilica, the municipality is also home to the ruins of Ujarrás and natural sites like Tapantí National Park. The drive from San Jose to Cartago takes only about 40 minutes.
- Braulio Carrillo National Park. A stunning protected area of high peaks, crater lakes, and tropical forests, Braulio Carillo is only a short drive north of the capital. There are numerous hiking trails in its territory that range in difficulty from relaxing strolls to demanding multi-day adventures. Natives of the park include the solitary eagle, great green macaw, Northern tamandua anteater, and ocelot.
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Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)
- IATA: SJO
- ICAO: MROC
- Name: Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport) (SJO)
- Distance from city: 1.9 miles / 3 km
Top 6 Locations near Juan Santamaria International Airport (San José Airport)
Car Rental in San Jose (Downtown) from $47.72 per day11.4 km / 7.1 miles away
Car Rental in San Jose San Pedro from $54.84 per day15.2 km / 9.4 miles away
Car Rental at Quepos La Managua Airport from $52.23 per day62.2 km / 38.6 miles away
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Car Rental at Liberia Airport from $43.20 per day160.7 km / 99.9 miles away
Car Rental at Playa Conchal/Westin Resort from $71.16 per day180.0 km / 111.8 miles away
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|Popular suppliers||MEX RENT A CAR, Economy rent a car, AmiGO Rent a Car, Avis, Flexways|
|Popular car categories||SUVs, Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars|
|Lowest price||$44 per day|
Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Economy rent a car||Toyota RAV4||5||2||SUVs|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Suzuki Jimny||3||1||SUVs|
|AmiGO Rent a Car||Toyota Yaris||4||1||Small cars|
|AmiGO Rent a Car||Chevrolet Beat||4||2||Small cars|
|AmiGO Rent a Car||Toyota Rush||5||2||SUVs|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Suzuki Jimny||2||1||SUVs|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Hyundai Creta||4||2||SUVs|
|MEX RENT A CAR||Toyota Rush||4||2||SUVs|
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