"San Jose... since we have to" San José by BEETLE_VERTE

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Hard to say we even liked San Jose. The hot, smelly, dusty, often windy, probably hasardous qualities of the capital didn't quite appeal to us. We had to land there, take buses and do business. But otherwise, I wouldn't have seen this city.

We never felt really in danger, but never put ourself in that position too. Every house and hotel are fenced and jealously protected. No big central park, no long interesting pedestrian streets, no real touristic neighborhood... but I'm willing to be proven wrong as it's pretty difficult to badmouth anything in Costa Rica (I liked it so much here!)

This page is part of my Costa Rica travel page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Well...
  • Cons:Not so attractive, nothing to do and hasardous
  • In a nutshell:Not the best part of Costa Rica
  • Last visit to San José: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 1, 2004
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  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2005 at 11:43 AM

    Your comments on San Jose are really accurate. But I guess it is "the paradise" of all Central America's capitals...

  • quime's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2004 at 12:24 PM

    helpfull information here. great work!


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