In San Jose, Costa Rica, beauty is on your doorstep.
Tourists usually bypass the city en-route to Costa Rica's other landscapes, but San Jose is well worth a stop. It is a far cry from the usual entertainments, but it will offer you an unforgettable adventure in Mercado Central and a dose of local culture in its green suburbia like El Pueblo.
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San Jose offers any type of vacation. For example, culture buffs should pay a visit to the National Museum for a bite of history or enjoy art in Jade Museum. When the experiences of San Jose make you tired, take it easy in cafetaleros or coffee houses with a cup of hot coffee.
Meanwhile, backpackers can occupy themselves with the city's green neighborhood. Just look at your surroundings. San Jose sits against a volcanic mountain background where you can go hiking or enjoy water rafting. Whatever you prefer from colonial architecture to lush green landscapes, San Jose offers a non-stop vacation.
Other attractions include;
- Avenida Central, a pedestrian-friendly street packed with restaurants
- El Pueblo offers night entertainments in restaurants, discos, galleries, and more
- Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica’s grandest architectural building
- The Simon Bolivar Zoo offers animal species on display
- The San Pedro Mall, the largest in Central America
- Mercado Central, a local market perfect for buys
In San Jose you can also find other shopping centers to make purchases to fill empty space in your backpack. It just depends on what you are looking for. For instance, Barrio Amón specializes in souvenirs, while all kinds of crafts can be found in downtown Galería Namu.
After shopping you can join in on the weekly parties in San Jose. On weekends the city brims with local fiestas, salsa and merengue. You can make a stop in harbor Latino bars or join a crowd of teens to bar-hop the night away.
Otherwise, there is always abundance of dining choices to relax in the evening. If you are on a tight budget, you should find a cafe in Mercado Central that offers the cheapest dishes in the city. More sophisticated cuisine is served in Escazú packed with fashionable restaurants. Regardless of your budget Booked.net can organize your stay within the city.