Great Things to Do Around San Jose

The Best of the City is at Your Doorstep

Best Western Plus San Jose is located just ten minutes outside downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, setting us among the premier hotels for guests seeking to experience the best attractions, activities and things to do in the area. 

Our convenient setting near the Convention Center of Costa Rica brings the best of the city directly to your doorstep. When planning your stay, our front desk staff will be happy to recommend nearby attractions and things to do and also assist with transportation, ticket arrangements and more.

Be sure not to miss all of the amazing sites and attractions surrounding Best Western Plus San Jose. 

National Theatre near BW Plus San Jose

National Theatre of Costa Rica

The National Theatre stood as a cultural asset of the country during a time when coffee exports were a source of its success. It presents high quality performances, with artistic criteria being very high. The building is considered the finest historic building in the capital, and it is known for its exquisite interior which includes its lavish furnishings.
As well as having performances several times a week, the theatre is a tourist attraction. Performances by the National Symphonic Orchestra (NSO) take place as part of orchestra's regular season, and include both Costa Rican and foreign composers.

Jade Museum of Pre-Columbian Culture near BW Plus San Jose

Jade Museum of Pre-Columbian Culture

Get to know everything about the Pre-Columbian culture in this historical, archeological and cultural museum which belongs to the National Institute of Insurance, that guards an archeological collection of pottery, bone, wood, shell and stone-made objects as well as an enormous amount of archeological pieces elaborated from jade. A space for those who enjoy learning something new.

Irazú Volcano National Park near Best Western Plus San Jose

Irazú Volcano National Park

If you love to stay in touch with nature, visit this amazing volcano, located inside the Irazú Volcano National Park about 31 km northeast of the city of Cartago. A tour that offers amazing views and landscapes, five craters and a magnificent view both of the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as big part of the national territory, even Nicaragua Lake. Ideal to enjoy with family!

The National Stadium near Best Western Plus San Jose

National Stadium

A visit for soccer fans. The National Stadium of Costa Rica is a venue for sport events and concerts, being the main one for Country’s National Team soccer practices and for athletic competitions. It is the most modern and technologically advanced stadium in Central America and the Caribbean. Do not miss the chance to visit it.

Poás Volcano National Park near Best Western Plus San Jose

Poás Volcano National Park

Visit one of the most affluent parks in the country. Let yourself be captivated by its vegetation, its beautiful lagoon and the striking crater Poas Volcano, one of the most spectacular in the country. Come and breathe fresh air while you are full of energy and learn about the history of this important volcano.

Museum near Best Western Plus San Jose

Museum of Contemporary Art & Design

Do you want to now the latest trends in art and design? The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, founded on 1994 is an open space dedicated to spread and promote the latest in art and design. A space for those who like and appreciate art in its most contemporary stage.

Convention Center near Best Western Plus San Jose

Centro de convenciones Costa Rica

The Convention Center of Costa Rica (CCCR) is an eco-friendly, advanced architectural work inspired by Costa Rican biodiversity, culture and authenticity. The design was conceived to create unique experiences for visitors in a sustainable, modern and versatile venue. A 10-hectare property with 15,600 m 2 construction area, the CCCR is equipped with state- of-the-art technology and highly qualified staff to make your event a great experience. The CCCR is eight kilometers from Juan Santamaría International Airport and ten kilometers from San José downtown, with easy access from the General Cañas Highway.