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.


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.

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