San Pedro Tourism

San Pedro is the capital of Montes de Oca Canton in the San José Province. It is home to the University of Costa Rica, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, Maximo Nivel, and other institutions of higher learning. It has all the services and facilities of any major city. Since the city is very close to San José it is considered part of the whole metropolitan area. Residential and commercial development is very high and commercial buildings are slowly taking the place of previous quiet suburbs.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to San Pedro, Costa Rica. San Pedro is located at a short trip away from Jaco a major city in Costa Rica. Take a short trip from San Pedro and set some time aside to explore the Jaco. Dotted with places like Costa Rica Waterfall Tours, Jaco Beach, Atv Adventure Tours Costa Rica; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach San Pedro, you'll have to take a flight to Jaco; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at San Pedro.

  • Know the pollution level of San Pedro before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.53 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.15 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 24.04 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.27 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47.41 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • How safe is San Pedro for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in San Pedro.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.97 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.08 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.73 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.49 (High)
    • Car Stealing 51.59 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.29 (High)
    • Attacks 42.06 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.49 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.8 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 21.48 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.87 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.69 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.31 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of San Pedro is 114.74 (High)

    • Safety Index 43.44 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.48 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.81 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 67.34 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.96 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.14 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.43 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in San Pedro

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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