San Jose, Costa Rica - City Guide

Costa Rica, San Jose Guide (B): San Jose, Costa Rica - City Guide

Before I had a chance to travel to Costa Rica, while having lunch in Panama's paradise San Blas Islands (it's a must!), we'd met some other amazing backpackers from all over the world who'd done the trip we were going to do the other way around – we were heading from Panama to Costa Rica, they’d just come to Panama from Costa Rica. And all of them shared the same opinion: Costa Rica is a great place to visit with the exception of its capital city: San Jose.

Usually, we get quite different impressions from what is generally thought of a place we're visiting, and San Jose, being the central gateway for other destinations in such a popular country as Costa Rica couldn't be so bad after all – we had thought. As it turned out, the opinions were closer to the truth than we had expected.

I love travelling and writing a negative post or review doesn’t happen often. But, at the same time, I want to be true and honest and reveal real experiences we’ve been through. This post may seem as a rant but this is what you usually feel when you expect a lot and get so little. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: San Jose, Costa Rica - City Guide
Guide Location: Costa Rica » San Jose
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: National Theatre of Costa Rica   The Melico Salazar Theatre   Central Park   Metropolitan Cathedral   Red Edificio Herdocia   National Museum of Costa Rica   Old Post Office  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
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