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 offers easy, 25-minute commutes to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). 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. For a truly special evening, ask the concierge to help you find tickets for a musical or a play at the National Theater. Nature lovers shouldn't miss the vibrant Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, located in the popular Barrio Tournon area, or the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world.

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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.

Teatro Nacional (National Theater)

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

Volcán Arenal

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.

Museo de los Nios

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.

Museo Nacional de 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.