Hotel Grano de Oro occupies a quiet street in the nation's capital of San José, close to the vibrant city center and numerous restaurants,
theaters and shops.
Home to nearly 1/3 of Costa Rica's 4 million inhabitants, San José
boasts a blend of modern and classic architecture. Notable among
the latter is the spectacular National Theater of colonial vintage.The
city is the political as well as financial & business center
of the country, and the home of several fine universities and
museums. Itineraries should include the Jade Museum, which houses
the largest jade collection in the Americans; the National Museum
of history; the Gold Museum with its pre-Colombian treasures;
and the Children's Museum, situated in a former penitentiary.
A thriving Central Market, parks and pedestrian malls add to
a visitor's enjoyment.
Just 20 minutes from the International Airport, San José rises
3770 feet above sea level. It shares an ideal climate with the
rest of the Central Valley, averaging daytime temperatures of
75 F. The rainy season (or green season, as Costa Ricans prefer),
begins in May and lasts until late October. During the day,
sunny skies prevail until afternoon showers quench the vegetation
for a few hours and freshen the air. The rest of the year generally
brings hot clear days, and cool fresh evenings.
José offers dozens of old homes that have been converted
into hotels, but few offer the luxurious accommodations or professional
service that can be found at the Grano de Oro."
Hotel Grano de Oro is the perfect gateway to a number of interesting and
exciting adventures throughout the country. Its San Jose location
provides guests the ability to conveniently explore a number of
destinations and activities, with the opportunity of returning each
night to the comfort and elegance which has made the Grano de Oro
a favorite of visitors to Costa Rica.
the hotel reception desk, activities and day tours to Costa Rica´s
beauty spots are readily arranged. Popular excursions include the
José City Tour
4 hours. Learn about Costa Rican culture and history, visit
sites of interest including the famous National Theater and
National Museum, and take time out for a shopping spree.
Britt Coffee Tour
3 hours. After a short drive to the city of Heredia, you're
treated to an award-winning multimedia presentation that highlights
coffee's history in Costa Rica and the evolution of the "golden
bean" from the plantation to your cup.
Forest Aerial Tram
8 hours. 45 minutes from San José, you'll experience
the thrill of riding in the canopy of the rainforest to see
the most complex community of life on earth.
11 hours. Combine the excitement of the rapids with some of
Costa Rica's most beautiful scenery. The rivers are internationally
renowned for their white-water rafting.
Volcano & Sarchí
5 hours: After a drive through the lush coffe plantations
of the Central Valley, you arrive at Poás Volcano.
The tour also takes in the town of Sarchí, known for
its native oxcart art.
Volcano at Night
11 hours. Experience the power of nature at a safe distance
from the volcano. You may feel the ground tremble and see
the lava flow down the side of the volcano. Finish by relaxing
in the hot springs of Tabacón Resort.
Duration 11 hours. A scenic drive brings you to the Pacific
city of Puntarenas where the ocean liners dock. You´ll
cruise the calm waters of the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya, feast
on a sumptuous seafood buffet, and amuse yourself snorkeling,
shell collecting & relaxing.