San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose is extremely popular with tourists, offering a large number of luxury hotels, casinos, and delightful bed and breakfast inns that pride themselves on creating an oasis in the ocean of concrete that is San Jose. There are a number of lovely museums, historical parks, malls, and art galleries in San Jose, the Central Market and pedestrian boulevard is a popular inexpensive sea of merchandise, and arranging tours to anywhere in the country is extremely easy from any hotel, B&B or one of the hundreds of travel agencies dotting the city.
Summary: Costa Rican capital city; cultural center and a gateway to excellent day trips.
Landscape: City, Mountains
Attractions: Craft & Artisan Markets, Gold Museum, Jade Museum, National Theater
Activities: Live Theater, Shopping
Caters to: Budget Travelers, Culture Aficionados, Day Trippers