San Jose is a city built on history and culture. Mountains encircle the capital and offer a remarkable skyline in every direction. The Central Valley Region rises in the undulating tropical mountain plateau 3,840 feet above sea level. As your flight descends you can see the endless greenery carpeting the far reaches of the fabulous landscape. Your private transfer meets the family at the airport and soon you are relaxing in the gardens of a refurbished colonial mansion hotel. Palm trees offer shade and the view to the mountainside is peaceful and elegant. The city streets bustle with activity.
Locals stroll along Avenida Central and the Central Market is rich with over 200 shops and stalls. The market was constructed in the late 19th century and continues to be a center for shopping, from vibrant tropical fruits that bring a zesty citrus to the atmosphere, to sports shops that offer soccer jerseys of celebrated Costa Rican players. Central Park brims with children playing soccer. Neighborhoods are decorated with murals that capture the everyday life of the people. The colors encompass the same jovial vivaciousness as the life it imitates. The cultures from around the country convene in San Jose to create a city unlike anywhere else in the world. When the family comes together you can find fun around every corner and the distinct splendor of Costa Rica’s capital.