We've created this guide with the basic info you'll need for your stay.

Tap each link to be brought to that Google Maps location easily!

If going out remember to bring your mask with you, most places won't let you in without a mask. Hand sanitization will be required in most places and your temperature might also be measured.

WiFi Password

Networks available: La Capital FD, La Capital LR, La Capital PR

Password: PuraVida


Where to eat nearby

If you don't want to go out, a great option is using Uber Eats or Rappi - the main food delivery apps. They have lots of options.

Places within walking distance:

- Rinconcito Cusqueño (Peruvian. 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM).

- House Pizzeria (Pizza. 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM).

- La Parrillita de Pepe (Colombian. 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM).

- Spoon (Local food, pastries and desserts. 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM).

- La Comidita Criolla (Local food, open for breakfast hours only)

- Rostizzados (Roasted chicken, chicken-related local dishes. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

- La Fabbrica (Wood-oven pizzas and italian food. 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM)

- Republica Casa Cervecera (Gastropub. 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM)

- Mantras (Vegetarian/Vegan)

- Huaraches (Mexican)

- La Gauchada (Argentinian. 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

- La Princesa Marina (Seafood and local. 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM)

- Pops (Ice cream and desserts. 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM).

- Soda Tapia (Local food. 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM)

- La Tacopedia (Mexican. 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM)


Where to buy stuff

There's a grocery store/convenience store called AMPM. They also sell prepared meals, fruits and vegetables.

It's open until midnight.


Where to get a SIM Card

You will find a Kolbi office nearby here. This location is for their headquartes but on the main level you'll find an office where you can get your SIM card and set it up.

Also, in San José downtown you'll find all three carriers: Kolbi, Claro and Movistar.

We recommend you purchase it directly at any of the carriers' office/store, if you buy a SIM card at the supermarket it's a little bit difficult to activate and register it by yourself.


Where to get a COVID test

Laboratorio Echandi
You can book online on their website clicking here or through their WhatsApp number at: +(506) 6223-2290

Nearest locations:

Rohrmoser, Mediplaza or Escazu

Laboratorio San Jose
WhatsApp number for booking your test appointment: +(506) 6063-6363

Nearest locations:

Rohrmoser, Sabana or Trejos Montealegre

Laboratorio Labin
WhatsApp number for booking test: +(506) 8933-0707

Nearest locations:

Rohrmoser or Escazu


Bus Schedules

Jacó - 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00 - Terminal 7-10 

You can purchase your ticket here.

La Fortuna - 8:40 AM - Terminal 7-10.

Puerto Viejo/Cahuita - 6:00, 10:00, 14:00, 16:00 - Terminal MEPE

Manuel Antonio 6:00, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:15, 14:30, 18:00 - Terminal Tracopa

Santa Teresa/Montezuma/Malpais - 6:30 AM (Mon-Sat) & 15:00 Sundays - Terminal 7-10.

You can purchase your ticket here.

Tamarindo - 11:30, 15:30 - Terminal 7-10. & 7:00, 16:00 PM - Terminal Tralapa

Monteverde - 6:30, 14:30 - Terminal 7-10.

You can purchase your ticket here.

Irazu Volcano - 8:00 AM In front of National Theatre.

Need any other route? Let us know and we'll give you the info!

*Frequencies on some routes may be subject to changes due to the reduces volume of travellers during the pandemic.


Dinner & Nightlife

Don't miss out on La California and Barrio Escalante areas and explore the huge variety of restaurants, bars and pubs while walking around the neighborhoods.

- Selvática

- Amor de Barrio

- Mercado La California

- Agüizotes

- Jardín de Lolita

- Mercado Escalante

- Neon Ice

These are some suggestions, but it's best to walk around these areas and decide based on the atmosphere, especially now with Covid restrictions.


Where to eat in San José downtown

Coming Soon! 

On the meantime, don't miss out eating at the central market. Also, anything that has "Soda"on their name is usually an indicator of great and cheap local food :)


Airport Transfer

Airport - Hostel: $25 USD (1-4 people)

Hostel - Airport: $20 USD (1-4 people)


Laundry Service

We have same day laundry service for $8, includes wash & dry.


One Day Tours

We'll  be happy to help you booking tours or with any further doubt. You can also check directly the main tour operators we usually work with:

Expediciones Tropicales


Costa Rica Unica

Let us know which tour you're interested in and we'll arrange it for you.