San Jose is the capital and heart of Costa Rica! 

The city of San Jose is located in the central valley and is home to 1/3 of the entire population of Costa Rica. The elevation of the  San Jose at 1125 meters above sea level gives it a mild, temperate climate that ranges between 17 to 30 degrees Celsius year round.

Many people just pass through San Jose on their way to the beach or mountains but it has a culture and sights that shouldn't be over looked. Its shopping, museums, parks, historic buildings and theaters could keep you busy for weeks and it is a great base for taking day trips outside of the city. It is also a very popular destination for dental and medical tourists who come from all around the world for excellent medical care and treatments.

Airports:

Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría (SJO)

Aeropuerto Tobías Bolaños Palma (SYQ)

Theaters and Museums:

Museo de los Niños (Children's Museum)

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica (National Museum)

Museo de Oro Pre-Colombiano (Gold Museum)

Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (National Theater)

City Tours:

Barrio Bird Walking Tours

Marabella Tours

Swiss Travel Costa Rica

One of the most popular day excursions outside of San Jose is the Poás Volcano. Have a peak at our blog posting about Poás.

You may also find some of the following sites helpful:

http://www.packagecostarica.com/10-cool-things-to-do-in-san-jose/