Discover popular things to do in San José, Costa Rica

Located in San José's historic district, Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica is conveniently situated near the area's best things to do. Just four kilometers from downtown, our stylish hotel places you within an easy taxi or shuttle ride of the vibrant Spirogyra Butterfly Garden or the 19th-century National Theater, home of the National Symphony Orchestra. Learn about the nation's history at the National Museum of Costa Rica, view the impressive artwork at the Costa Rican Art Museum, and browse the stores at the Lincoln Plaza shopping center. Nature lovers shouldn't miss the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Once you’ve wrapped up your vacation or meetings, fly home through Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), just 25 minutes away.

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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

1.4 mi / 2.25 km from the hotel
This tropical garden provides a home for more than 30 species of vividly colored butterflies.

National Theater

0.7 mi / 1.13 km from the hotel
Since 1897, the National Theater has offered an elegant setting for San José's most renowned musicals, plays, and concerts.

Arenal Volcano

55.81 mi / 89.81 km from the hotel
Take a trip to this volcano that experienced its last eruption in 2010. Hike, fish, or whitewater raft in this area known for its natural beauty.

Lincoln Plaza

1.96 mi / 3.15 km from the hotel
Browse stores and boutiques, dine at one of many diverse restaurants, or catch a movie at this popular shopping center.

The Children's Museum

0.23 mi / 0.37 km from the hotel
Part of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, this children's museum draws nearly 300,000 kids and parents every year. Explore 40 rooms filled with interactive exhibits and educational fun.

National Museum of Costa Rica

0.71 mi / 1.14 km from the hotel
Discover the history of Costa Rica through the cultural artifacts displayed at this museum, located within the Bellavista Barracks.

National Amusement Park

3.64 mi / 5.86 km from the hotel
With four steel roller coasters, three water rides, and classic fair games, this amusement park is a great destination for families with younger kids.

Costa Rican Art Museum

1.59 mi / 2.55 km from the hotel
Immerse yourself in more than 6,000 pieces of art in a variety of forms and mediums at this museum featuring international and Latin American artists, as well as a beautiful sculpture garden.
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Jade Museum

0.76 mi / 1.22 km from the hotel
Step back in time to learn the captivating history of the jade industry in Costa Rica. The semi-precious stone was traded by ancient cultures, and the museum tells the story with over 6,000 artifacts.
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La Sabana Park

2 mi / 3.22 km from the hotel
There's a lot to see in the 178 acres of park in the heart of the city. Stroll past exotic plants and lakes, visit one of the many museums, or even the national soccer stadium, swimming pool, and skating rink.
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