Flying by private jet aircraft to San Jose, Costa Rica is a great way to arrive at this Central American destination in comfort. The luxury, comfort, and attention to detail simply cannot be matched in commercial travel flights with traditional airlines. But, what do you see and do once you arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica? These are a few great places to begin.

Map of the Republic of Costa Rica

Map of Costa Rica

National Museum – Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

The National Museum, located in the San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, originated in 1887. The intention was to provide a place where the country could deposit, classify, and study natural products as well as those that were artistic.

The museum explores history, national history, and anthropology and archaeology making it an excellent location to learn the history of the area and other fascinating information that shapes the region today, too.

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

Gold, in Costa Rica, was once considered to be a symbol of power and authority. The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum serves as a testament to that time by offering more than 1600 individual pieces of art from the period, including El Guerrero, amulets, jewelry pieces, and paintings from the artist Lola Fernandez.

The small museum is filled with extensive exhibits that educate visitors about the craftsmanship of the period, skills, and aftermath of the period. The National Coin Museum, located on the ground floor, offers exhibits that include tokens, bank notes, display coins, and other interesting historic items.

Criminology Museum of Costa Rica

One of the more interesting museums to consider visiting during your visit to Costa Rica is the Criminology Museum. This museum explores many of the more enthralling and, sometimes, macabre, crimes that have taken place in the region.

Not necessarily a choice for the faint of heart, the Criminology Museum offers plenty of exhibits that are gory, horrific, and absolutely bizarre. All in all, it’s a fascinating alternative to some of the more traditional museum choices and a unique choice for anyone seeking an uncommon adventure in Costa Rica.

Take a Day Trip to an Active Volcano

Costa Rica is home to two active volcanoes: Poas and Irazu – both of which offer easy crater access for anyone interested in exploring. They are on opposite sides of the outskirts of San Jose but well worth the experience to take a tour to visit.

Costa Rica Volcan Poas

Poas Volcano in Costa Rica

Irazu presents a bigger challenge for those who prefer a more adventurous experience while those who have mobility impairments or small children may prefer to visit Poas – though both are certainly worth the experience.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

For a fun and relaxing tour experience, consider Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. The garden offers a convenient location near downtown San Jose and allows visitors to enjoy watching butterflies in their natural habitats while learning about these fascinating creatures, their life cycles, and the host plants they gravitate to.

The Jade Museum

Founded in 1977, the Jade Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Pre-Columbian jade. In addition to a stunning collection of jade, the museum also includes six exhibition halls that offer the historical context of the many items it houses.

National Theatre of Costa Rica in San Jose

National Theatre of Costa Rica in San Jose

Exploring the Jade Museum allows you to explore a large part of the history and culture of the region making it an important adventure to add to your itinerary.

Flying by private aviation for your travels to San Jose, Costa Rica allows you the opportunity to make changes to your plan in order to work more sights, experiences, and things to do into your San Jose experience.

Presidential Private Jet Vacations specializes in arranging fully bespoke customized travel experiences to suit their guests’ interests and lifestyles to destinations, like San Jose, Costa Rica around the world.

Call Presidential Aviation today so we can help you arrange the perfect San Jose, Costa Rica travel experience for you. We can do all the planning so you can focus your time and attention on enjoying yourself throughout your luxurious private aviation travel experience.