With a population of roughly 1.5 million people, San Jose Greater Metropolitan Area is an active city with world-class accommodations bordered by massive nature.
Coffee plantations ring the most densely lived in sections of town. Museums offer glimpses back into the Spanish heritage that has been in Costa Rica over the past 400+ years. National parks and wildlife conservatories are in town as well as a stone's throw away from the border.
San Jose is situated in the central valley region of Costa Rica, making the rest of the country readily available for day trips if that is on a person's agenda. There is white water rafting on the Pacuare River. There are highways into some of the countryside villages. There is an offering to simply walk the streets and soak in the culture that is San Jose. Don't be a stranger! Raise your hand to passersby, offer and receive return calls for Pura Vida!