San Jose is a city of charm and prestige, beauty, and activity. As the major urban center of Costa Rica, the city features museums and galleries, vibrant nightlife and seductive restaurants. Fruit markets on the outskirts of town have colorful outer walls and open doors featuring dangling bananas, ripe mangoes, enticing coconuts, and bushels of plantains. The city was founded in the 18th century and boomed with the introduction of coffee. A pleasant tropical temperature sweeps through the Central Valley at an elevation of nearly 3,700 feet.
The Talamanca Mountains roll along the south with the Poas, Barva, and Irazu volcanoes rising along the north. The National Theater offers insight into to the prominence of the capital in the late 19th century decorating the Plaza de la Cultura. The preserved architecture features a marble entryway and sculptures framing elaborate murals adorning the interior. The artifacts in the Gold Museum represent the wealth of pre-Colonial indigenous tribes through a display of 2,000 objects filling three floors. Your flight lands at Juan Santamaria International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. You make your way through the city to reach your luxurious in the Heredia Area on the outskirts of San Jose. Your private suite offers a stunning view of the ridges Central Valley ridges blanketed with emerald trees.