San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital and the largest city in the country, is considered to be among the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. Here you can find not only good accommodations and hotels, but many good restaurants, shopping centers, colorful markets and a vibrant night life.
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Holidays & Festivals
* New Years (Jan 1)
* St. Joseph's Day or Dia De San José (Mar 19)
* Juan Santamaria's Day (Apr 11)
* St. Peter and St. Paul Day (Jun 29)
* Annexation of the province of Guanacaste in 1824 (Jul 25)
* Virgin of Los Angeles's Day (Aug 2)
* Mother's Day (Aug 15)
* Independence Day (Sep 15)
* Columbus Day (Oct 12)
* Christmas (Dec 24 and 25)
* (New Year's Eve (Dec 31)
10 Reasons to Visit San Jose
If there is a famous drink in Costa Rica it has to be coffee. By exporting around 1.5 million bags every year, our country is currently the 13th largest producer of coffee worldwide. There are eight different coffee regions in Costa Rica which produce different coffee flavors. Come to Costa Rica and sample the best gourmet coffee from the highlands!.
San Jose is surrounded by the Central and Talamanca volcanic mountain ranges; the latter one contains the highest peaks of Costa Rica. While you stay in San Jose take a day trip to the top of these mountains to experience the energy and stunning views of Poás or Irazú volcanos. Have dinner in one of the great restaurants of the area.
The tropical rainforest is about an hour from San Jose. Come and enjoy a glorious treetop flight over the jungle canopy. Explore every level of the dense jungle, from the ground to the treetops aboard a gondola. While beholding the stunning views of the majestic forest, spot the colorful wildlife made up of monkeys, sloths, and colorful birds.
San Jose is home to top private and public accredited hospitals and clinics, and many doctors have training, certifications, and experience forged in U.S. They offer state-of-the-art surgery and recovery rooms facilities. Medical patients can take advantage of Costa Rica's famous nature, beaches, volcanoes, lakes and rivers, along with leading international and local hotel chains. Many resorts specialize in yoga and wellness retreats, spas, and weight-loss programs.