Costa Rica is one of the most exciting destinations in the world and its tourism industry is growing. Visitors can relax on the beach or do adventure sports, such as whitewater rafting. San Jose Costa Rica hotels are a terrific base to explore the area. They are of a very high standard and guests can visit the local coffee plantation, bird zoo, butterfly farm or go on horseback or bicycle tours. Many guests go on nature excursions into the rainforest or organized tours to the volcano. San Jose has several museums, including the Gold Museum and the Jade Museum.

The Hotel Grano de Oro is one of the most elegant options, an old mansion in a quiet area but close to theatres, shops and restaurants. The 32 rooms include Standard, Superior and Deluxe, each with a bath and beautifully crafted wood furniture. There is also a 2 room Family Suite and a lovely Garden Suite with a Jacuzzi and a private garden. The most sought after suite is the Vista de Oro with its tiled walls, wood paneling and antique furniture. All guests of this fine example of San Jose Costa Rica hotels can enjoy the rooftop garden terrace with hot tubs, satellite television and room service.

The Hotel Fleur de Lys is a re-furbished Victorian house with 31 individually decorated rooms. This example of San Jose Costa Rica hotels is located in the cultural district and its restaurant has a reputation for fine cuisine. In addition to the dinner menu, guests enjoy a complimentary tropical breakfast. The rooms are divided into Single, Double, Junior Suite, Master Suite and Master Superior, each with wood furniture, pastel colors and large beds. Tuesday and Friday nights have a happy hour at the bar.

The well known Best Western hotel chain contributes to the San Jose Costa Rica hotels community with its Irazu Hotel and Casino. It’s conveniently situated for the city center and the International Airport. Amenities include lawned gardens, outdoors hot tub, tennis courts, the La Cantina Bar and the Concorde Casino. There is also a 24 hour restaurant, complimentary cocktail and a choice of regular, continental or fruits breakfast. Rooms have free Internet access, cable television, bath tub and safe box. The friendly staff provide room service and will help to organise trips. The hotel also caters for business visitors and has facilities for meetings and a free airport shuffle.