San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, and is a central hub for political, economics, and transportation activity. The city is becoming a big name for coliving and tourism. San Jose offers history and culture and has all the facilities to become a long time home.
The prideful National Theater is a chic theater that encapsulates European architecture. The National Museum of Costa Rica, which was once an abandoned jail, is now home to some of the most beautiful galleries in Costa Rica. With art exhibits on art and history. A guided tour is the best way to tour the museum to provide you with the full experience.
Parque Metropolitano La Sabana is known as "the lungs on San Jose" - this vast park is the perfect place to go for a walk, clear your mind, or have a picnic. Right in the center of the city, it’s an ideal location for people to watch enjoying the Costa Rican Culture.
Like most cities in Costa Rica, the markets do not disappoint. Mercado Centrale sells everything you can think of and provides an authentic market experience; don't forget to grab some cocoa powder on your way out. Although the market has many trinkets, remember to head to Biesanz Woodworks on the hills of Bello Horizonte in Escazu where famous artisan Barry Biesanz creates impressive works of art. The price is slightly high, but the magnificent craftsmanship makes for an excellent gift.
Remember to visit the Orosi River Valley for some adventure if you decide to head out of the city for a day. The park offers excellent hiking trails and easy to reach lookout points. If you are looking for a little more action, there are boat rides and even white-water rafting. On your way out, don't forget a little relaxation in the natural hot springs perfectly located on the river.
The best way to get around include options like the bus and Uber, personal preference scheduling plays a significant role in picking your mode of transport. Remember to plan ahead to make you get where you need to be on time.
With a big nomad community, it is easy to found other people coliving to lean on. Remote working is easy given the cafés and Internet cafés in the city. San Jose is the perfect place to join a community of digital nomads living their best life.
Here are some fun facts about San Jose:
- San Jose is now one of the safest cities in Costa Rica.
- Although the airport is named San Jose International Airport, the airport is not in San Jose, so remember to allow 45 minutes from the airport to your destination.
- Remember San Jose is pretty much in the middle of a rainforest, making the weather temperamental, so always carry a rain jacket and check the weather report.