There are numerous ways to explore San Jose, renting a car is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore the city. The major advantage of travelling in a rental car, you can take as many breaks as you want. Do check out the Gold Museum for its extensive collection of pre-Columbian gold. For art lovers visiting the Costa Rican Art Museum would be a visual treat.Free / Cheap Activities in San Jose
Top Daytrips around San Jose
- The Museo del Jade showcases the largest pre-Columbian Jade in America. Here you will also get an insight into the daily life of people from the pre-Columbian era. Also witness the objects made of stones, ceramics and more.
- Visit the Museo Nacional, it is home to a large butterfly garden and has a collection of big stone spheres from the Diquis Valley.
- Check out the Manuel Antonio National Park with your buddies. Located in Quepos, Puntarenas, about 3.5 hours from San Jose, it is home to white-sandy beaches & coral reefs.
- Drive along the rain forest getaways in La Fortuna, San Carlos. Home to various species of birds and wildlife, it is very popular among wildlife photographers. From San Jose, you can easily reach here in 3.5 hours.