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What to Do in San Jose, Costa Rica

By Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012

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There’s a joke, in tourism circles at least, that says, “San Jose: It’s only 45 minutes from Costa Rica!” The bustling, modern metro area of almost 2 million people is indeed a far cry from the pristine rainforests and palm-fringed beaches for which the nation is better known. But in a way, San Jose—or “Chepe,” as it is lovingly called—is a most authentically Tico (Costa Rican) destination, the seat of government, culture, and commerce in the cool mountains of the Central Valley.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Costa Rica Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Costa Rica.

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