Hotel Europa is located in the heart of the city of San Jose between national monuments, historical landmarks, squares, parks, museums, shops and pedestrian streets. San Jose sits in the center of the country in the Central Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous untouched cloud forests. Serving as a hub to the rest of the country, San Jose is the perfect place to use as a base camp to tour Costa Rica.

San Jose is considered to be among the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. Here, you can find wonderful museums, bars, restaurants, shopping centers, colorful markets and a fast paced night life. Downtown San Jose is the busiest part of town. A maze of streets and avenues, here you can find most of the city’s attractions.

The streets and avenues here are usually bustling with pedestrians and traffic, so the best way to explore this area is by foot.

If you have kids, a great place to take them would be to the Simon Bolivar National Zoo on Avenue 11 or the Kids Museum on Calle 4. To get up close and personal with the residents of this city, visit the many local mercados or markets such as the Mercado Central on Avenue Central.