San Jose is the site of Costa Rica's political government. It is also the center of the country's commercial and cultural life. Located in the heart of the Metropolitana (or GAM) in the Gran Area in the highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley. Around it are wonderful green mountains and valleys.
The city has a relatively warm climate with temperatures typically staying between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, at certain times of the year, some tourists appreciate the relief it offers from the cold climate of the country. The southern parts of San Jose lie in rural areas and rain forests of which Costa Rica is known for. These are the Talamanca mountain ranges.
You can find the airport, embassies of other countries, museums, hotels, restaurants, large and small business institutions, and the Universidad de Costa Rica in the City of San Jose.
San Jose has some of the most picturesque and wonderful styles and attractions around. For one, the very interesting Museo Oro Precolombino (Golden Museum) holds more than 1,600 pieces of gold artefacts dating from about 500 AD to 1500 AD.
The Poas Volcano and the Boto Lagoon, part of the National Park, are very close to San Jose. It is an active volcano, with dense forests around the crater, making the area one of the most visited places in the country.
The insect museum inside the Universidad de Costa Rica contains an extensive collection of exotic bugs and insects. The guided tour here will prove to be a short but fruitful learning journey.
Theater lovers would see the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (Costa Rica National Theater), the Cathedral and the Melico Salazar Theater very interesting. These are the regular places of cultural presentations, depicting both old and modern Costa Rican cultures. Various presentations like concerts, operas, cultural presentations and more are being held here throughout the year.
Nature lovers can expect to go to Lancaster Botanical Gardens which can be found on the outskirts of San José. Bring your family to Pueblo Antigo, the city's famous theme park. There are other museums modeled after 19th-century San José and housed inside a massive complex called the Parque de Diversiones de Costa Rica. Also in the north of the city is a community called Barrio Amon which is the location of old and historic buildings that are of architectural importance to the site.
Tourists who love nightlife will also enjoy the numerous bars, clubs and restaurants lining the scenic El Pueblo & # 39; s cobblestone streets. These are also within walking distance of hotels and resorts. Nightlife can last from 9am & # 39; in the evening until the autumn hours of dawn.
Foreigners should never miss the local coffee served in a typical Costa Rican way. This can be purchased at some coffee shops throughout the downtown area.
There are some hotels in San Jose that can serve the needs of tourists very well. We list a few options here. The first is the Inca Real Hotel located along the Amon neighborhood, just inside the city's tourist center & # 39; It is very close to shopping districts, museums, bars, bus stations and restaurants. Rooms are equipped with TV, internet access, coffee maker, telephones and private bathrooms.
Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel offers transfer services to and from the International Airport. It has 3 restaurants run by award-winning chefs, a golf course open to guests, providing free transportation and daily breakfast as well. Rooms have internet access, a café, cable TV, a hairdryer and much more, depending on favorite services.
Casa Conde Apartotel is a four-star hotel located near Park La Pax and the famous San Pedro Mall. It is 30 minutes away from the airport. It was designed as a private island; Therefore, visitors can feel safe and secure in the hotel. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, jacuzzi and sauna. Free shuttle service to and from the airport is provided for guests. The rooms are fully furnished and equipped with TVs, kitchens, laundry machines, microwave ovens and much more.