San José has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The average high temperature is 78°F, while the average low temperature is 61°F.
- Language: The main language spoken in San José is Spanish, but many in the tourism industry speak English.
- Currency: The official currency is the Costa Rican Colón, but USD and major credit cards are widely accepted.
- Electricity: The standard electricity supply in San José is the same as the US (110 volts) with two-prong outlets.
- Passport/ Immigration: All US citizens must have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity when traveling to and from San José.
- Drinking Water: The water is drinkable, however bottled water is recommended in areas surrounding the coast.
- Time Zone: Central Standard Time
- Peak Season: The peak travel season for San José is during the Dry Season from December to May.
- Best Known for: San José is best-known for its green, fertile land, coffee plantations, and its two famous volcanoes, Poás and Irazú.
Things to Do/ Attractions
Interact with friendly locals, investigate impressive European architecture, enjoy cultural arts and perfect your Spanish language skills. When you need a break from Spanish, go to the restaurants and country clubs of the western Escazu barrio.
Enjoy pleasant summer weather and travel from one urban park to another to enjoy music, crafts, workshops and art. Experience some of the best of San José’s cultural activities and see interesting buildings near the large Plaza de la Cultura. Admire the neo-classical architecture of the Teatro Nacional. Reserve seats for outstanding cultural events at this national theater or tour the opulent interior decorated with murals, paintings and sculptures.
Nightlife in San José is an energetic mix of fun bars and clubs, great restaurants, exciting casinos, discos and theaters. Visiting artists stop in Costa Rica on a regular basis. Recent concerts have featured hard rockers Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Mexican crooner Lila Downs, pop legend Elton John, Colombian sensation Shakira, and Latin heart-throb Marc Anthony. These performances take place at one of San José’s performing arts theaters or one of the city’s large sporting stadiums.
Salsa and merengue are the main beats that move people here, and many of the city’s dance clubs, discos, and salons feature live music on the weekends.
All of our clients are met and greeted at the airport upon arrival by our local representatives. We offer expert guidance, personalized service and competitive pricing 24 hours a day. Our primary focus is to offer you support and assistance while traveling so your visit to Costa Rica is one of the most pleasant and unforgettable experiences of your life.