As Costa Rica’s capital city, San José is where most holidays begin. It is the focal point of the Central Valley and whilst it has a spectacular setting, surrounded by volcanoes and jagged mountains, the city itself is large and sprawling and has lost much of its charm over recent years. For this reason we have handpicked a selection of hotels for an overnight stop in the city as well as some more rural options just 30 minutes from the centre itself to cater for all budgets.
The surrounding countryside of the Central Valley is stunning, with coffee plantations, pockets of cloud and rainforests teeming with birdlife, spectacular volcanoes, orchids and butterflies and rivers for rafting. The accommodation is built to fit with the environment and we think it is the perfect place to start or end any trip to the country.