San Jose is a city wrapped in culture, surrounded by grand mountains. Neighborhoods are colored with elaborate murals that depict everyday life of Costa Ricans. The arcades are active with locals looking at the window displays as they pass their afternoon. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your luxurious hotel. In the neighborhoods of Amon and Aranjuez you find historic colonial mansions lining the streets. The captivating architecture has hand-carved woodwork that decorates the wrap around porches.
Ornate roofs cast shade over the balcony and offer a touch of historical charm to the city’s modern bustle. Locals perform yoga in Central Park near men playing dominos at stone tables. The atmosphere of the city quickly welcomes you in and shows you its comfortable character, from a view of the mountains that create an opulent skyline to the unique clock tower that sits at the center of downtown in the Plaza de la Cultura. Decorative masks spout water into the fountain-base. The clock looks like it inhabits an old cast-iron lamp and ticks away the serene hours of the Costa Rican day.