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

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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, Rappi or Glovo - the main food delivery apps. They have lots of options and schedules.

Places within walking distance:

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

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

- Subway (Sandwiches & Salads. 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM)

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

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

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

- 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)

- 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)

Where to buy stuff

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

There's also a grocery store called Musi, but they close earlier and don't have much  variety.

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.

Dinner & Nightlife

Coming Soon!

On the meantime, 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.

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 :)

Bus schedules

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

La Fortuna - 8:40 AM - Terminal 7-10

Puerto Viejo/Cahuita - 6:00, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 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 - 6:00, 14:00 PM - Terminal 7-10

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

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

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.

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.

Airport transfer

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

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

Safety Recommendations

In general throughout the country take these recommendations into account:

- Don't take your passport with you when going out, carry with you a copy of it or your local ID instead. 

- Always leave your valuables and passport on your hotel's safety box, locker or under lock in your bag.

- When going out, don't take with you all your cash or all your cards, just what you'll need.

- If driving a rental car, never leave valuables visible.

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50 metros Oeste del Cotepecos (Colegio Técnico Profesional), Sabana Sur, San José

Av 16A y Calle 60A

Tel: +(506) 4001-7399



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