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Safest part of San Jose??

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Safest part of San Jose??

We'll be H'mooning next July (2006). I've been reading about certain parts of SJ that may not be that safe. Any suggestions on 3,4,or 5 star hotels in the safer areas of SJ? Specific calles & avenidas would be great! Thanks!

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1. Re: Safest part of San Jose??

Take a taxi anywhere at night ( do not walk the streets at night) and avoid the crowded downtown areas like the Central Market where pickpockets gather. The park in front of the Holiday Inn is a crime zone at night.

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2. Re: Safest part of San Jose??

Like any big city SJ has some areas that should be avoided so not be walked at night alone The best area I would recomend you to stay at the Inter Contineltal Hotel is located in front of Multi Plaza Mall near Escazu about 20 minutes from the airport and $14 Taxi ride or if you are renting a car the directions in Tico language : from El Parque La Sabana in SJ go west toward Escazu go pass the Escazu exit pay a toll of 75 Colones and continue on that road till you'll see a sing that says Multi Plaza exit there the Hotel is on the right before the entrance to the MultiPlaza mall.

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3. Re: Safest part of San Jose??

The Hampton Inn five minutes from the airport is excellent. Much nicer than the Hampton Inns in the states. (same chain; Hilton honors Club)

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4. Re: Safest part of San Jose??

been to costa rica 2 times in last 6 months,and stayed

at intercontinel hotel ,,while in sj ,very clean and safe hotel

both times had no problem,pool is very clean and nice ,

if you book on 5th floor you get a key that will only let

people who stay on that floor get on through elavator!

with out card elvator will not let you on that floor,also

they have a area on floor with a bar for happy hour and

breakfast in the morning ,and bloody marys,request a room

with a pool view ,also across the street is a nice high end

mall (not cheap)but nice to walk through and window shop ,

if take cab down town about 10.00 -12.00 u.s dollars

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5. Re: Safest part of San Jose??

Why stay in San Jose in the first place? Terrible place to spend a honeymoon.