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Heredia

city in Costa Rica

7.8km

9.9964-84.1167

Cartago (Costa Rica)

Cartago is a city in Costa Rica.

19km

9.8667-83.9167

Quesada

city in Alajuela, Costa Rica

58km

10.333-84.433

La Fortuna

La Fortuna de San Carlos is a small town in the north of Costa Rica.

85km

10.471396-84.645374

Boquete

place in Chiriquí, Panama

222km

8.78-82.44

Isla de Ometepe

island

238km

11.5-85.5833333

Managua

Capital of Nicaragua

340km

12.136389-86.251389

Cocos Island National Park

Cocos Island is a nationally protected jungle-covered island and national park off the coast of Costa Rica. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

588km

5.518889-87.071667
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San José, Costa Rica

capital of Costa Rica

5m

9.93333333-84.08333333

National Theatre of Costa Rica

698m

9.93313333-84.07701667

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

An underground museum below Plaza de la Cultura. The collection consists of 1,600 pieces of pre-Columbian gold work dating from 500 AD to 1500 AD. Although not of the quality seen in the Andes, the animal pieces are very impressive and make the museum a must-see for those interested in art or history. The museum explains the processing and production of the pieces as well as their social, cultural, and religious meanings. The entrance fee includes the Numismatic Museum and the Temporary Exhibition Galleries, which are inside the same labyrinthine complex. There is a nice museum shop and a tourist office at the entrance.

767m

9.9333-84.0764

Museo del Jade Marco Fidel Tristán Castro

The museum has relocated to a large modern building next to the Artesanal Market. Most tourist maps still show the old location across from Hotel Hemingway, but the new location is 4 blocks away and closer to the Plaza de la Cultura. The brand new complex is now one of the hemisphere's premier museums and is worth the sizable entry fee. It hosts the largest collection of precolumbian jade in the Americas and explains how these impressive pieces were produced. The museum displays a wide variety of other objects made of gold, stone, bone, ceramics, and shells. There is a smattering of objects similar to those at the Museo de Oro (gold pieces) and Museo Nacional (stone spheres and ceramics). You can gain insight into the daily lives of the people in the precolumbian era with numerous bilingual English-Spanish. If you only have time for visiting one museum, this is the recommended choice, albeit the craftsmanship of the pieces at the Museo de Oro is higher.

1.1km

9.93638889-84.07361111

Parque Zoológico Nacional Simón Bolívar

An almost hidden zoo in Barrio Amón, some of the most representative animals are available in this small zoo. There are many big cats, including a non native lion, the serpentarium is one of the most interesting spots, with colorful (and dangerous) snakes available.

1.3km

9.9386739-84.0732481

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Definitely the main institution in Costa Rica dedicated to the broadcasting of contemporary art. Information on exhibitions, schedules and admission fees can be found at their website.

1.3km

9.935499-84.072019

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

The museum includes a large butterfly garden (with many morpho butterflies) and a collection of large stone spheres from the Diquis Valley near the Pacific Ocean, a permanent precolumbian exhibition, the barracks, the rooms of the army general and his family, and a couple of temporal exhibits at the time. The museum building is an old fort called Cuartel Bellavista, in this place the Army was symbolically abolished by then president Jose Figueres Ferrer on December 1, 1948, after the last civil war and armed conflict in the country.

1.3km

9.93277778-84.07138889

Limón Province

province of Costa Rica

96km

10.03-83.22

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San José is the capital of Costa Rica.

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