San Jose - the capital of Costa Rica
The fabulous city of San Jose, the vibrant capital of Costa Rica, loves to surprise visitors from overseas countries. Firstly, if you look at the map, you can see that the main city of the state is located in the very center, and at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level. City quarters occupy a plateau, with beautiful views of the mountains and valleys from almost anywhere in the city.
Secondly, urban development is characterized, as experts say, with expressive architecture and vibrant natural landscapes. Thirdly, residents of the city are loyal to traditions, rituals, nationalities, respecting close and distant neighbors and guests.
Such a different life
San Jose, this amazing city, knows how to receive tourists and how to entertain them. A well-developed hotel chain, and class rooms can also be found «luxury», and decent options in hotels ranging from 1 * to 3 *. The cheapest are located in the immediate vicinity of the local airport, this is understandable - people stay in them for one night to fly further. You can find decent rooms in 4 * hotels, here, on the territory, are offered: sports bars; GYM's; restaurants; jacuzzi.
A nice bonus in some hotels is the gorgeous natural scenery that opens from the window of the room, for example, a view of the Irazu volcano. You can feel the romance of distant lands by settling in the classic hacienda - a house built in the colonial style. These hotels are located in the vicinity of San Jose, right on the coffee plantations.
Attractions of the capital of Costa Rica
To come to San Jose and not go to the museum ... Many tourists will say that this is blasphemy, because such treasures, which are stored in them, cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. The Golden Museum is especially impressive, its name alone speaks volumes. The most important treasures are gold items, and they are much older than Columbus and his expedition. The age of some of them dates back to scientists 1500 BC. NS.
Jewelry made of jade by ancient jewelers are no less valuable and just as old in age. They can be seen in the exposition of the Jade Museum. In addition, products made of bone, ceramics, surprising with the skill of finishing and decoration are also displayed here..
Of other entertainments, tourists most often choose exotic activities - getting to know the local volcanoes located in the vicinity of the capital, an excursion to a butterfly farm and relaxing on coffee plantations..