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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

One Day in San Jose, Costa Rica: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

It's time to put San Jose, Costa Rica on your travel bucket list! You will love the bites and sights of the city.

San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. It is the cultural, commercial, and transportation center of the country. San Jose boasts the best education in Central America with 50 private institutions. Although San Jose was founded in 1737, it didn't become the capital of Costa Rica until 1823, two years after its independence from Spain.

That's one of the reasons why I decided to spend not just One Day in San Jose or in Costa Rica, but about three months! I am spending three weeks in and near Escazu and San Jose, Costa Rica.

If you don't know where to start with your time in San Jose, Costa Rica, I am here to help you #createit! Traveling helps you transform in more ways than one when you travel to Costa Rica.

No matter what your Costa Rica adventure is in and nearby San Jose is, you will love it!

While there is plenty to experience one day in San Jose, Costa Rica to transform and travel whether you come solo, with family, or with a group, you will definitely want to consider staying longer.

Follow this One Day in San Jose, Costa Rica Itinerary to Transform and Travel. It will help you make your travels transformational even it's a short trip. These are my recommendations for the top experiences for your one day in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!

On Airbnb Experience: Bites and Sights in San Jose, Costa Rica

My Experiences with San Jose, Costa Rica

This is my first time in San Jose, Costa Rica. Thanks to Costa Rica and my Airbnb: Joyeria Emilia Rodriguez, it may not be my last!

This is my second time to Costa Rica since 2016 when I hosted our transformation and travel retreat in Costa Rica in Playa Del Coco. I feel like Costa Rica is 7+ countries in one! If you didn't know, I am hosting a retreat in Costa Rica in August 2021.

Although I am staying in Costa Rica for close to three months, I love to create adventure days to share for myself and others whether you are somewhere short or long-term and want to create adventure days too. That's why I created One Day Travel guides.

Costa Rica Retreat in 2016 near Liberia in Playa Del Coco

Travel fills me up. New people, adventures, and experiences are something I love. My story includes being conceived in Bulgaria, born in Poland, and in 4 countries by the time I was 2 (including a refugee camp in Italy.)

My travels in Costa Rica include a focus on nature, adventure and healthy travel experiences. If you didn't know, I lost over 55+ lbs 5+ years ago and have kept it off. In addition, I haven't drunk alcohol for over 5 years now. I feel healthier than High School. Disclaimer: Average person who uses Herbalife Global Nutrition loses 0.5 to 1 lb a week with healthy active lifestyle.

For my fourth long term stay in Costa Rica in Escazu, Costa Rica, I ended up staying at Joyeria Emilia Rodriguez via Airbnb in the private larger room which is about 10-15 minutes from San Jose, Costa Rica.

A private room stay in Joyeria Emilia Rodriguez is an incredible cultural and community experience with Emilia's enthusiasm, energy, and experiences along with a beautiful colonial home and gardens. If you prefer private homes, Emilia offers those as well.

Airbnb in Escazu near San Jose, Costa Rica

Airbnb in Escazu near San Jose, Costa Rica

Airbnb in Escazu near San Jose, Costa Rica

Airbnb in Escazu near San Jose, Costa Rica

All shots are my own on Canon EOSM100, Sony A330, and/or my iPhone 12 Mini.