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San Jose - The Capital

Upon arriving in Costa Rica we was spent the first day in the capital San Jose before traveling to Playa Tambor on the Nicoya peninsula 5 hours away. San Jose is cosmopolitan and safe compared to other Central American countries, in my opinion. It does lack the indigenous charm of a Guatemala, though. In fact, it seems a world apart from its neighbors, meaning neither good nor bad.

Playa Tambor

It was wonderful to visit warm Playa Tambor in February when you are from NYC! We stayed at an all-inclusive resort with wonderful amenities and people warmer than the weather.


Although we did not visit some of the more famous nature sites such as Arenal we did visit the incredible Poas Volcano and participated in nature walks.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nature, San Jose's cosmopolitan nature: museums, theaters
  • Cons:Lack of indigenous Indian presence
  • In a nutshell:Nothing Like Guatemala-Loved Both!
  • Last visit to Costa Rica: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • selim45's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2006 at 11:16 PM

    Hello Melinda,you have a very rich page which has beautiful pictures and nice comments.I want to see Costa Rica,,,Selim


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