San Jose

Museo de los Niños

Museo de los Niños

Situated at the Centro  Centro Costarricense de la Ciencia y la Cultura complex in the capital of San Jose, Costa Rica, the Museo de los Niños is a children’s museum. The interesting thing is that the museum was first housed in what was once San Jose´s old military prison called Central Penitentiary. The place Housed stories of horror, […]

The Costa Rican National Museum (Museo Nacional de Costa Rica)

The Costa Rican National Museum (Museo Nacional de Costa Rica)

Located inside the old Bellavista Fortress, the Costa Rican National Museum has a  display that is very carefully thought out in terms of showcasing the timeline beginning with Pre-Columbian art, to Colonial, Industrial, and then more recent collections. Bellavista Fortress, a crenallated, ochre colored building that was built in 1917 and was originally a military barracks. You will see […]

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design

Founded in 1994, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design is a museum institution of Central America. It is situated at the at the National Cultural Centre (CENAC),headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Youth. Located in an important historic area of downtown San Jose, in a complex of buildings, this museum is dedicated to disseminate and […]

Museo de Jade

Museo de Jade

The Museo de Jade was founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristan Castro, the first president of the INS. This is an archaeological museum in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is moved to spacious new digs on the west side of the Plaza de la Democracia in 2014. This museum boasts an extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts such as […]

La Salle Natural Sciences Museum

La Salle Natural Sciences Museum

  La Salle Natural Sciences Museum is standing nearby the southwestern part of the Parque La Sabana in San Jose, Costa Rica. A visit to The Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle is worth the time. Known to hold the interest of its guests for many ages, the museum traces and marks the history of […]

Insect Museum of the University of Costa Rica

Insect Museum of the University of Costa Rica

  In Costa Rica, boredom is out of the question as there are hundreds of activities that will keep the vacationers entertained. Museums make a big part of tourism and when one thinks of Costa Rican museums, The Museo de Insectos comes to mind. The Museo de Insectos (also known as The Insect Museum) is […]

Regional Museum of Costa Rican Art

Regional Museum of Costa Rican Art

Regional Museum of Costa Rican Art is a part of an health institute called Tibas Integrated Clinic which is located in San Juan de Tibas, Costa Rica. The museum’s main purpose is to commit to the artistic heritage and to portray the art as an important part of the physical, mental and spiritual health. By exhibiting various […]

Criminology Museum

There are plenty of amazing sights that await your visit in Costa Rica which range from gorgeous silver beaches and cascading waterfalls to fun shopping centers, colorful art galleries and mystical museums. On your tropical vacation, a trip to the Criminology Museum of Costa Rica may not be your first choice but if you are […]

Museo de Arte Costarricense

Museo de Arte Costarricense (The Costa Rican Art Museum) is dedicated to the national arts heritage of Costa Rica. The museum displays two types of collections; one consists of Costa Rican works and the other one is for foreign artworks. The Costa Rican Art Museum preserves a collection of around six thousand pieces and works […]

The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

  San Jose has several attractions for tourists. The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, locally known as Museo del Oro Precolombino, is one of the best ones. It is a small art museum in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, which is known for its intriguing exhibition of Pre-Columbian artifacts. The museum is built underground beneath the Plaza […]