San Pedro is a five to ten-minute taxi ride to almost anywhere in San Jose.I skipped a majority of the tourist areas after a disappointing time in Puerto Viejo.San Jose and San Pedro are both ugly places in my opinion.You can see some mountains on the skyline, but the architecture is not impressive. This threw the vibe off quite a bit in my experiences.The second time we stayed at the "El Presidente" hotel in the center of the city, much easier to get around cause you can walk to many places.Definitley check out the nightclub complex "EL PUEBLO"- it's off the chain.
They aren’t ugly at all, but thetica girls are not anything special. The country has been ambushed with gringos for the past thirty years.
Still, I spent around 5 weeks in Costa Rica with a majority of them being in San Pedro, the university town suburb of San Jose.
Truly, I didn’t really see any benefit in being in Costa Rica over Panama.
There's another place I went to just outside of San Jose called Rara Avis.
Its a beautiful little research outpost that attracts clientelle such as research biologists, photographers, naturalist and the like. May through November, then High season, dryer and little rain. Lizthegeegs I've only been to poverty-filled areas in Costa Rica, but it is still a very beautiful place.