Airport in San Jose Costa Rica

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In all honesty, this airport is in the town of Alajuela and not San Jose. Throughout the years guidebook, websites, and travelers have came accustomed to calling it the San Jose Airport, and the name has stuck.

Alajuela is right next to San Jose and that is why most people think they are in San Jose. San Jose is located in central Costa Rica and is both the political and cultural capital of the country. San Jose is a modern cosmopolitan city that offers anything and everything you would expect from any other major city; plus nearly-always perfect weather, which is always a plus.

If you are flying into Costa Rica, chances are you’ll be arriving at San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria International Airport). Therefore, San Jose is worth taking the time to explore some of its cultural attractions. The city has a wide variety of parks, theatres, museums, universities, nightclubs, discos, casinos, fine dining, etc. – if you’re looking for it, it’s here. The best way to discover what San Jose has to offer is by taking a walking tour through the city as directed by a Costa Rican guidebook or information provided from a local tourism office. There are also driving tours of the city available.

All over San Jose you will find examples of modern, as well as traditional architectural design. Monuments, plaques, and statues located throughout the city offer ...continue READING.