San Jose is located in the heart of Costa Rica; it is the capital, and largest commercial and industrial city, with an area of 170 square km2 and a population of 2,000,000 inhabitants.
San Jose is located at an altitude of 1.170 meters (3838.58ft.) above sea level and is located in the central valley, surrounded by beautiful mountains and majestic volcanoes. The temperature ranges between 18°C (64ºF) and 24°C (75ºF)
The nights are cooler. San Jose accumulates an annual rainfall of approximately 2200 mm and the rainiest months are May, September, October and November. The rest of the year is quite sunny, and some days have short periods of rain.
San Jose is a city where visitors from around the world gather. From the city, visitors can choose from a variety of day tours, to different national parks that are located near the Central Valley.
The international airport of Costa Rica, San Juan Santa Maria, is 30 minutes from San Jose; it is located in the province of Alajuela. The Capital offers cultural and natural tourist attractions such as museums, theaters, churches, volcanoes, and national parks.
Some of the best attractions in San Jose include: Central Park, Morazan Park, Spain Park, the National Park, Plaza de la Democracia, and the Jade Museum (some of its exhibits include pieces of gold, stone and pottery from the pre-Columbian era).
Among the most important tourist attractions are: the Poas, Irazu and Turrialba Volcanoes; Braulio Carrillo National Park; the Pacuare, Reventazon and Savegre rivers; the Talamanca Mountain Range and many more. One of the most picturesque towns is Sarchí, popularly known as “the cradle of wooden handicrafts”, which attracts visitors to take home a souvenir or craft.