San José is the capital of Costa Rica, it is on a plateau in the Central Valley at an elevation of 1200 m. It is surrounded by lush mountains and green valleys, and because of its altitude makes the temperature pleasant for most of the year, with very few rainfall which can be considered an attraction.
At a first glance, San Jose may not be the most expansive and attractive capital city to which many are accustomed, however, this does not mean that it does not have its charms.
To begin with, we could say that this Capital is the most important political, economic and social center of the Costa Rican territory and if you really want to know and identify with the Tica culture, it is obligatory to travel through San José, since this is the Center of cultural attractions of the country, is home to numerous restaurants, museums, parks, and many other forms of entertainment that is typical of large population centers.
Here are some places that can be visited in San Jose
Gold Museum: With more than 2,000 pieces spread over three floors, the Gold Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into pre-Columbian art that inspired the missions of the colonial era, conquest, and excess.
The National Theater: Completed in 1897, and in front of the center of the Plaza de la Cultura, the National Theater is a beautiful and well preserved turn-of-the century theater. It has an impressive marble entrance, a series of marble sculptures, and intricate paintings and murals throughout. It also hosts concerts, theater performances, and special events.
Visit a Boutique Hotel: Throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the new coffee barons built beautiful mansions around downtown San Jose. Today, many of these have been converted into charming boutique hotels.
Art Museum and La Sabana Park: The Museum of Costa Rican Art occupies the first building of the airport terminal in the country and houses the largest collection of art in the country, from colonial times to the present day. Just outside your doors, you will find La Sabana Park, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing on the lawn or practicing any number of sports and activities, along with some friends recently made Tico.
Dance Tracks: San Jose is packed with dance clubs, and most nights the city’s dance floors are filled with overflowing. Choose from an old school salsa dance room with a live band, or a more contemporary club blasting the latest electronics.
Another aspect to consider not to give up the passage through the Costa Rican capital is that the city center is an ideal location to travel to different destinations, as well as to take advantage of its extensive bus services that allow you to travel to any Site throughout the day and also find the International Airport Juan Santamaria which offers flights to all nations with runways.
Finally friends like a good advice we recommend, not to pass by this interesting Capital without stopping to discover its charms, nor to be carried away by the chaotic confusion of cars, buses, buildings and people.