Escazu, San Jose
San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is considered to be among the most attractive cities in Central America. It has a delightful blend of the traditional and the cosmopolitan, with well-maintained historic districts as well as modern restaurants and malls.
Costa Rica has a variety of outdoor activities thanks to its unique geography, including scuba diving, hiking, biking, wildlife tours, and even zipline tours through the jungle.
San Jose is a place to start for outdoor excursions, but it also has excellent infrastructure for urban activities including country clubs, golf courses, movie theatres (including English theaters), malls, bowling alleys, and luxurious hotels. Costa Rica provides any number of rainforest experiences without losing the comforts of a modern civilization.