Reviews San José
Visit the beautiful Parque Nacional Carara, which lies to north of the province, or head down south to the spectacular Reserva Forestal Los Santos and the Parque Nacional Chirripó for a memorable rendezvous with nature. Also, the volcanoes Poás and Irazú are worth a visit.
San Jose also boasts of a dynamic nightlife with a wide variety of discos, bars, casinos and restaurants. Shops and boutiques stocked with souvenirs and museums that provide a glimpse into ... More the cultural and historical heritage are distributed across the city.
The Plaza de la Cultura offers an incredible collection of pre-Colombian gold artefacts within the Gold Museum. The National Theatre on the other end is an architectural masterpiece. The Jade Museum, in the National Insurance Building, houses the largest collection of pre-Colombian jade in the Americas.
The region comprises a lush green valley surrounded by coffee-covered mountains. The climate here is pleasant and temperate and the temperature hovers at a more or less steady 21° C.
San Jose has a population of about 1,346,000 people and is one of the most densely populated provinces of Costa Rica. The populace is mixture of various ethnic groups, the predominant ones being the Spanish and those of mixed Mestizo heritage. Other ethnic groups include ... More the descendants of the Italians, Germans, English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Polish and Chinese.
The culture is a veritable smorgasbord of the different traditions of these ethnic groups and is very vibrant and unique.
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