San Jose City is home to dense culture and history, wonderful architecture, lively nightlife, and outgoing locals. Considered to be both a traditional Central American city and cosmopolitan urban centre, San Jose provides a wonderful range of activities and attractions. These include the National Theatre, a series of historical parks, and several museums (Gold Museum, Jade Museum, National Museum, to name a few).
From one moment to the next San José switches from a commercial block of department stores, chic cafés, and fast-food establishments to the jumbled residential areas characteristic of Latin America. Even though many visitors do not choose the city as the main destination for their visit, San José does possess a certain charm, the result of being the nation’s cultural hub. In addition, it provides a good opportunity for shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying the animated nightlife.
Because of San Jose’s central location in the heart of the country, it provides direct access to the most popular attractions in Costa Rica. Getting around is easy since there are extensive transportation services; buses leave to just about anywhere throughout the day and Juan Santamaría International Airport offers flights to the rest of the nation’s airstrips.
Some of the activities you can enjoy while staying in San José include white water rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, rain and cloud forest hiking, mountain biking, visits to butterfly farms, botanical gardens, picturesque towns, coffee plantations, and much more.
Sunny season from December to May
Rainy season from June to December
Usually, in the rainy season it only rains part of the day.