The city is also known for its museums. The Jade Museum is among the most popular featuring the largest collection of jade artifacts in existence. Also check out the National Museum of Costa Rica which boasts some astounding archeological relics.
60 miles outside of the city you will find the town of Jaco. Something of a party town, Jaco has been a prime destination for expats, retirees, tourists, along with locals looking to escape the more congested San Jose. Central to beaches, national parks, and amazing rain forests, Jaco is certainly a go-to destination.
SAN GERARDO DE DOTA
A small town in the foothills of the mountains, this is a bird lover’s paradise. One of the best spots for bird watching in the country, San Gerardo de Dota is the home of the quetzal—for bird watchers a rare and striking find!
Want to escape city life for a day…This is where you come to get away from it all and bask in the scenery. Volcanos, waterfalls, even coffee plantations can be found in the Highlands. Truly a stunning visual experience.