Paseo Colón: is an avenue that runs from the west side of Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, to the northeast corner of San Juan de Dios Hospital where they change the name of Central Avenue, in the city of San José, capital of Costa Rica.
This avenue is one of the main routes through the historic capital in conjunction with the Second Avenue as it goes in one stretch from west to east of the city.
On this street there are various activities. Among them is the Festival of Lights , a parade of floats that occurs in early December and used to open the holidays of the year in Costa Rica, the Tope Nacional, which is a traditional Horse festival that takes place every year on December 26th and it is a whole day long party, and lots of festivals, and demonstrations all over the year.
San Jose: San Jose, the capital, is on a plateau in the Central Valley at 1200 m (3,700 ft) elevation. It is ringed by lush green mountains and valleys. The population of this city is probably half of the whole country. It contains the University of Costa Rica, the US' and other embassies and many museums, cultural venues, hotels, markets, etc. It is the hub of the country.
How to get there ?
From airport There is a local bus stop outside the airport. It costs about 1 US$ and takes you right downtown (TUASA – Red ones). Once you get downtown, you have to look for Paseo Colon, Calle 24, next to Torre Mercedes, we are on the corner. You have to be aware of many unlicensed taxi drivers who will overcharge you, or telling you that there is no space in Hostel Casa Colon and take you to other places just to get a juicy commission. This is Not True; we always have plenty of space available for you and your friends. However, if you want things a lot easier, we do have our own private airport shuttle cheaper than taxis and just for guests at Hostel Casa Colon, so you can arrange with us, if you want us to pick you up in your previously reservation or email us at email@example.com .Be sure to include your name, flight information and arrival time and that’s it. The shuttle runs 24/7 and we will be glad to pick you up or drop off from our Hostel. view map
By car Go down the road # 1 (General Cañas) eastward to La Sabana, and continue along the Paseo Colon up to Calle 24, between the Torre Mercedes the Italian Restaurant Ana. We are on the North Corner. Approximately 17 km / 10.5 Miles - 20 minutes.
By bus Buses from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama both, arrive to and leave from San José.
The Tica Bus terminal is the most common choice for locals and foreigners alike when it comes to traveling around Central America and even Mexico. This terminal is located just 200 meters North and 100 meters West of Hostel Casa Colon (In front of the Torre Mercedes, Paseo Colon)
King Quality is a new choice available; their prices are considerably more expensive or cheaper than Tica Bus depending on the destination and their location is about 5 minutes by taxi from Hostel Casa Colon. There is also Transnica which is from Nicaragua, and its terminal is 200 meters North, 100 East and 75 meters North from Hostel Casa Colon.