Bus from Bijagua to San Jose
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 3:46 PM Last Post By: LeeJohansen
Feb 17, 2013 9:56 AM
Bus from Bijagua to San JoseHello all
Our month long trip to Costa Rica is finally getting closer so I'm just tying up a few last minute details. We will be taking the bus from Bijagua to San Jose on a monday arriving about 2:30 pm according to the bus schedule. If I've figured it out correctly the bus arrives at the San Carlos terminal (Calle 12 and Avenue 9) so according to google maps the walking distance is 1.6km. We will not have heavy luggage so walking this will be a nice way to stretch out our legs after the journey. That night we are booked in to the Gran Hotel (Central and Calle 3) so I'm wondering if it is safe to walk the distance from the bus terminal? Thanks in advance.
Feb 17, 2013 10:13 AM
1it is safe to walk that distance at that time of day. you should know that streets on one side of avenida central are even and on the other side, odd. so it would go calle 2,4,6, etc up to calle 12. avenues are similar: one way they are odd numbers, the other way are even. just get a good close-up map of downtown san jose and you will see what i mean.
according to the website, the hotel is located on avenida 2 and calle central, not avenida central and calle 3. this makes it a bit longer.
the only thing is - if you have rolling suitcases, the sidewalks tend to be uneven and broken in some spots and rather than a pleasant stroll in a charming city, will seem more like an obstacle course in a war zone. if you have only backpacks - probably not a problem.
if i were you, i would grab a taxi to the hotel. check in, drop your bags and then take a walk. the hotel website lists several interesting places that are within walking distance, including some museums.
Feb 17, 2013 1:12 PM
Feb 17, 2013 2:12 PM
3i think that's a better idea. the hotel website has good information about places you can walk to.
a small warning: leave your valuables at the hotel. if you bring a daypack, wear in in front. you will see other people doing that. some thieves will just walk behind you and carefully unzip your backpack and start removing items.
Feb 18, 2013 6:38 AM
Feb 18, 2013 8:08 AM
5If you plan on walking that distance through the middle of San Jose then I strongly advice you to do it fast :D or rent a taxi, doesn't matter what time of the day.
Feb 18, 2013 10:31 AM
6Come Marco. I have walked the streets of San Jose hundreds of times and have yet to have a problem.
Feb 19, 2013 3:46 PM
7Take a taxi. They are not too costly and you will be much better off not dragging your stuff up and down the streets of San Jose. After you have been in San Jose a while you may become comfortable walking in that area but if it is your first time there it can be overwhelming and walking with all York stuff would be that much worse.
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