THINGS TO DO
Hotel & Casino Del Rey is located in the heart of San José, Costa Rica. You can enjoy various attractions and museums within walking distance.
The National Theater in downtown San José is an ornate playhouse was built in 1897 when upper-class Costa Ricans wanted to transform the capital from a sleepy town of 17,000 people into a stop on the world opera circuit.
The excellent acoustics draw theater performers and musical acts from around the world. For most performances, t-shirts and tennis shoes are acceptable.
Even during the day when there are no performances, the museum-like National Theater is great to visit.
Costa Rica’s Gold Museum has an extraordinary collection of gold objects that reflect the world view, social structure and gold-working techniques of the Pre-Columbian peoples.
The exhibition showcases the use and function of the pieces, the technology of their fabrication, and their relationship to the natural world and the daily life of these societies. The collection consists Pre-Columbian gold work that date from 500 AD to 1500 AD.
One of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Pre-Columbian jade recently move to a new museum, highlighting the stone’s spectacular shades of green. Pieces of the collection date from 500 BC to 800 AD, and offer a look into the region’s past.
Costa Rica’s National Museum is a quick visit. It has comprehensive collection of exhibits of pre-Columbian pieces, as well as artifacts from the colony and the early republic. The collections are housed inside the old Bellavista Fortress, which served as the army headquarters and saw fierce fighting (hence the pockmarks) in the 1948 civil war. Also, Don’t miss the galleries, which feature19th and 20th century furnishings. Some of the decor is from the private rooms of the fort’s commanders.