San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is a bustling city, busy and with traffic, like any other around the globe. If your flight arrives at Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose becomes the first entrance to Costa Rica. From here you can start your trip and stay one or two in the city and learn a little more. San Jose, the country’s capital and most highly populated province. Located in the Central Valley, it extends to the northeast, crossing the impressive volcanoes of the Central Mountain Range. Which includes national parks, forest reserves, and fertile lands, with an abundance of coffee plantations

Founded in the first half of the eighteenth century, San Jose is nowadays a city where visitors of the entire world converge; a metropolis full of interesting places, faces, and colors reflecting the history of a population. Despite the fact that there are still beautiful colonial buildings, not many are still standing today since it gave way to new buildings. However, there are places like the National Theater, Inaugurated in 1897,  that is a must if you have the possibility to stay here.

At night in San Jose, you can find a wide variety of gastronomic offers, from gourmet places to sodas with typical dishes. You will find cuisine from all corners of the world in this small city. Discover the National Museum. Gold and Jade Museums where you will learn about our history. From San Jose, you can also take one of the one day tours. Enjoy white water rafting, Tortuga Island cruise, or visit the Póas Volcano or the Irazu.

Our recommendation would be to spend the first night in San Jose or two and either take a city tour or one of our daily expeditions. Also depending on your departure flight, you will have to spend your last day in San Jose. You have the chance as well or flying out from the Liberia Airport in Guanacaste.


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