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About San Jose and Car Rentals

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San José is the gateway to Costa Rica. Located on a plateau and surrounded by the beautiful greenery for which the country is so famous. The city is the ideal starting point for a trip through this Latin American country. Over the years, the city has changed dramatically from a city of agriculture to a free cosmopolitan city. The city is crammed with modern office buildings and shopping centers and there are only a few small enclaves with well-preserved architecture in the city.

Flights to San Jose & Last-Minutes San Jose

San Jose is often the starting point for travelers who wish to explore Costa Rica. The airport is located on a 20 minute drive from the city center.

Flights to San Jose: British Airways

British Airways is one of the airlines that offers direct flights from London to San Jose. This makes it an interesting airline company for European travelers.

Flights to San Jose: American Airlines

Travelers from the American continent can use American Airlines to fly directly to San Jose. They offer flights to San Jose from a wide range of US cities.

Flight duration

From New York, San Jose can be reached with a direct flight in 5 hours, 20 minutes. Bogota also has good direct connections with several other cities in the US. London on the other hand can be reached in 10 hours, 43 minutes.

Must-sees San Jose

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

San José has a number of good museums, of which the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum is by far the most interesting. Fairly well hidden under the central Plaza de la Cultura you will find this fascinating museum with a wealth of information about the gold trade in Costa Rica. The extensive exhibitions provide insight into the history of gold and tell the unique story of all those small works of art.

Mercado Central

If you like colorful Latin American markets, then you should definitely take a look at the Mercado Central. This large covered market hall is packed with small stalls selling everything. From coffee beans to local spices and from cheap clothing to souvenirs. You can eat well locally and wander endlessly between all the stalls, but for really nice souvenirs you better go to the Mercado Nacional de Artesanías.

Spirogyra butterfly garden

One of the most serene spots in San José is the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. This garden full of tropical and special butterflies is located in the last real piece of nature in the city, and aims to teach people about butterflies and their role in nature. A wonderful place to walk around, view butterflies and enjoy peace and nature.

Green / sustainable tips in San Jose

Costa Rica is one of the most eco-friendly tourist destinations with several eco resorts. In San Jose this is no different as you find several eco hotels to stay in.

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Car Rental in San Jose

Are you looking for a cheap and convenient way to explore the beautiful city of San Jose and its surroundings? Whether you want to visit the famous museums, the colorful flower markets, or the charming canals, renting a car in San Jose will give you the freedom and flexibility to discover this amazing destination at your own pace.

How to find the best car rental deal in San Jose

With FlyGRN, you can easily compare car rental deals from hundreds of trusted providers in one place at our partner. You can rent a car with a flexible booking policy or free cancellation, so you can change your plans if you need to. You can also filter by car type, fuel policy, mileage, and customer rating to find the perfect car for your needs and budget.

What are the most popular car rental companies in general?

Some of the most popular car rental companies are Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Thrifty. You can find their rental locations at the airport, the city center, or other convenient spots around the city. You can also check their ratings and reviews from previous customers on FlyGRN to help you make an informed decision.

What are the most popular car types in San Jose?

Popular car types are economy, compact, and intermediate cars. These cars are ideal for navigating the narrow streets and parking spaces of the city, as well as saving on fuel costs. However, if you prefer more comfort and space, you can also choose from luxury, premium, or SUV cars.

What are some tips for driving and renting a car in San Jose?

Here are some tips for driving and renting a car in San Jose: