Most tourists stay in San José for a night before heading off to the beach or our famous tropical forests. As travelers, we would never advise you to disregard this city at this point in time.
Our capital city is in the midst of a cultural renaissance propelled by a younger generation that is reclaiming it as it’s own: art, amazing food, coffee, music and, of course, great drinks.
Yes, it might not be the most beautiful city on earth, but its gritty, somewhat chaotic aesthetic is part of what makes it unique. Just go where the locals go and you are sure to find this city to be the true local discovery.
Enjoy our exclusive Localista® walking historic tour to get a grasp of our capital’s city center and then get on a bike across town, or hop from a coffee house to a bar or, to top it all off: take a dance class that would have been forbidden in many local night spots some years ago. It’s all up to you, but we sure have a few cards under our sleeve to make sure you make the best out of your time in the capital.