Whether you’re backpacking on a tight budget or just looking to stretch your colones a little further, there are plenty of cheap and free things to do in San Jose. Here are a few ideas.
1. Take a walking tour
Even if you can’t afford a guided walking tour of San Jose, you can still enjoy a DIY tour of the city’s sights. Start at the central Plaza de la Cultura, from where landmarks like the neoclassical National Theater and the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum) are easy to find, then head further afield to explore the grand mansions of Barrio Amón or stroll through the picturesque España Park.