The wonders of Costa Rica are within your grasp as you arrive in the capital of the country. The city is vibrant with an eclectic energy that incorporates the variety of culture from around the vast landscapes and regions. Beneath the fast pace and the sprawling neighborhoods is a city overflowing with charm and happiness, from the numerous parks to the remarkable historic museums. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a luxurious hotel in the city.
Plaza de la Democracia was inaugurated in the late 1980s and celebrated the centennial of the election of President Jose Joaquin Rodriguez. The elevated terraces offer you a view of the surrounding mountains that create the greater skyline around the city.
At sunset the mountains shift to silhouettes and the cityscape begins to shimmer. The nearby open-air crafts market displays a wealth of hand-carved wooden pieces and endless bags of Costa Rican coffee. The large and lively pavilion gives you a taste of the traditional culture with a touch of the modern world, from silver and gold jewelry shaped into pre-Columbian images to creamy flavors of farm fresh cheeses. For dinner, you can try Product C, a restaurant that started as a beachside shack and now champions sustainable seafood. The oysters served with lemon, Tabasco, and jalapeno vinaigrette creates a unique combination that you never knew you were missing until you to try it.