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See natural beauty and cultural sites in San José

Located in San José’s historic district, Radisson San José-Costa Rica is ideally 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 Museo Nacional, view the impressive statues at Parque Nacional, 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 Teatro Nacional. Nature lovers shouldn’t miss the vibrant Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, located in the popular Barrio Tournon area, or the awe-inspiring Volcán Arenal, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. 

Family fun:
  • Museo de los Niños (0.8 km)
    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.
    Phone: +506 2258-4929
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (1.1 km) 
    This tropical garden provides a home for more than 30 species of vividly colored butterflies. 
    Phone: +506 2222-2937
  • Parque de Diversiones (6.8 km)
    With four steel roller coasters, three water rides and classic fair games, this amusement park is a great destination for families with younger kids.
    Phone: +506 2242-9200

Outdoor activities:

  • Parque Nacional (1.9 km)
    Relax on a bench surrounded by greenery or view the statues of important national figures at this serene park.
  • Volcán Arenal (148 km) 
    Take a day trip to this volcano that experienced its last eruption in 2010. Hike, fish or white-water raft in this area known for its natural beauty.

Shopping and entertainment:

  • Teatro Nacional (National Theater) (1.5 km)
    Since 1897, the Teatro Nacional has offered an elegant setting for San José’s most renowned musicals, plays and concerts. 
    Phone: +506 2010-1100
  • Lincoln Plaza (4.8 km)
    Browse stores and boutiques, dine at one of many diverse restaurants or catch a movie at this popular shopping center. 
    Phone: +506 2519-9212


  • Museo del Jade (2 km)
    Founded in 1977, this archaeological museum boasts a large collection of pre-Columbian artifacts dating back to 500 BC.
    Phone: +506 2521-6610
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense (3.9 km)
    Costa Rica’s largest art museum, the MAC features more than 6,000 works ranging from painting to sculpture and photography.
    Phone: +506 2256-1281
  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica (8.1 km)
    Discover the history of Costa Rica through the cultural artifacts displayed at this museum, located within the Bellavista Barracks. 
    Phone: +506 257-1433

Follow these directions from the hotel to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Contact the Guest Services Manager for additional travel information.

Other nearby attractions:

Nearby restaurants:

  • JR Ribs (0.7 km)
  • La Oliva Verde (0.7 km)
  • Pizza Hut (0.7 km)
  • Tin Jo (2.2 km)