San Jose is the largest and capital city of the Central American nation of Costa Rica. Located within the country’s Central Valley, visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Jose will find that the city is the ideal base for exploring the tropical rainforests, for which the country is probably best known. The city boasts a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation, suitable for all tastes and budgets. The choice includes spacious apartments and villas in the more upmarket parts of the city, as well as smaller studio apartments and townhouses to suit the smaller holiday budgets.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Jose and the Central Valley will find that there is always plenty to see and do here. There are regular organised excursions deep into the nearby rainforests, where visitors may enjoy discovering the region’s indigenous wildlife at close quarters, within the lush plant and tree life. Tourists can also enjoy the big city attractions and amenities of San Jose, such as visiting the city’s museums, theatres and art galleries, or to enjoy a spot of retail therapy in one of its modern shopping malls and boutiques.
Founded in the mid 18th century, San Jose is one of Latin America’s youngest capital cities. The city does, however, boast a wonderfully diverse amount of architectural styles in its landmarks and buildings, such as its impressive cathedral, the National Theatre of Costa Rica and Teatro Variedades, San Jose’s oldest theatre. The city’s Gold Museum displays an extensive collection of gold artefacts of ancient Latin America’s civilisations, whilst the Lankester Botanical Gardens boasts an amazingly diverse range of exotic plant life.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in San Jose will find that the city has a tropical humid climate. Temperatures remain at a constant 28 to 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year and the majority of the city’s annual precipitation of 70 inches will fall between May and November.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in San Jose will first fly with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic or American Airlines to New York (JFK) airport. They may then fly with American Airlines or TACA Airlines to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), which is approximately 12 miles outside of San Jose.