San José is the heart of Costa Rica, not only because it’s the capital city of our country but because of the cultural melting pot you will find here. The different areas of San José are filled with things to do, from the more festive and fun to the more cultural. There are a huge number of restaurants (from Japanese cuisine to Mexican), clubs, museums and art galleries.
The Valley is also characterized by Costa Rica’s famed nature with many National Parks and reserves. The mountains that surround it are populated by some of the country’s most impressive volcanoes, including the Poas, Irazu, Turrialba and Barva.