San Jose SVG, Costa Rica’s capital, is situated on a plateau in the centre of the country at an altitude of 1200 m, surrounded by mountains and valleys. Approximately half of the country’s population lives in this fabulous city, which is friendly to foreigners, tolerant to various tastes and habits, a variety of noisy trade, vibrant nature and expressive architecture.
A good souvenir shop Boutique Annemarie is located in the lobby of the Don Carlos hotel; there are also many small souvenir shops located in the shopping center El Pueblo; if you like to haggle and like souvenirs “first hand” – visit Mercado Artesania – market on the Second Avenue: there are a lot of shops with painted wooden masks and handmade ceramics.
From Costa Rica you should bring some real coffee. Buy coffee beans in large shops where prices are lower and quality is guaranteed.
Entertainment and sightseeing in San Jose SVG
Many San Jose SVG museums deserve the closest attention, you won’t see such collections of artifacts anywhere else: the Museo Oro Precolombino (Golden Museum) presents a huge collection of pre-Columbian goldware (from 500 AD to 1500 AD).