San Jose is jovial and energetic. People are always moving. The mountains encircle the city and create a vibrant and powerful skyline. The shopping arcades brim with people throughout the day. Underneath the endless bustle of the city is the charm of Costa Rica’s combined cultures, collected from around the country, and settling in the metropolis. People smile and wave to one another. Historic neighborhoods continue to decorate the streets, from colorful Victorian homes to old colonial mansions. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your quaint and luxurious hotel. The tropical trees shade the lush and calm gardens. In the distance you can see the mountains rise and fall.
The Central Market is lined with stalls that offer fresh local organic produce. An entire city block was established as the market place in the late 19th century. The complex is divided by narrow alleys and creates a collection of over 200 shops, stalls, and restaurants. The scent of fresh ground and roasted coffee flows through the laneways. The pastel colors of the fruit beckon to you. Large watermelon and cantaloupe are heavy and ripe. Bunches of bananas hang from the stall’s top rafter. You can pull one down and pull back the vibrant yellow peel to reveal the creamy, perfect interior. San Jose welcomes you to Costa Rica with fresh aromas and a jovial outlook on life.