San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the center of the country, sprawling across the Central Valley, the city is the seat of the government, the focal point of political and economic activity, as well as the major transportation hub of this Central American nation.
Founded in 1738, San Jose is one of the youngest capitals of Latin America by its year of foundation, though it was named capital until 1823. Nowadays it's a modern city with bustling commerce, brisk expressions of art and architecture, and spurred by the country's improved tourism industry, a significant destination and stopover for foreign visitors.
About the City Tour
This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José.
San José is the Capital of the country and is the best place to begin a trip within Costa Rica. The sightseeing tour goes through the main residencial areas and the commercial districts of the city, founded in 1637.
The tour also visits such landmarks as the National Theatre, the National Museums the central commercial district and the University of Costa Rica. A brief stop in Moravia allows you to browse through the artisan workshops and beautiful craft shops located in this area, before returning to your hotel.
Poas Volcano or Irazu Volcano.
It is in central Costa Rica. There are two Crater lakes near its summit. Poás has erupted 39 times since 1828. The volcano is located within the Poas Volcano National Park Near the volcano's active crater, there are lakes of molten sulfur, thought to be the only examples of their kind in the world.
It is an active volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera Central close to the city of Cartago. Its name is believed to be a corruption of Iztaru, which was the name of an indigenous village on the flanks of the volcano. In Costa Rica it is known by the name of "Colossus" due to the catastrophes that it has provoked in the past. Irazú has erupted frequently in historical times, at least 23 times since its first well-recorded eruption in 1723.
From the top it is claimed to be possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean on a clear day; however, such clear days are very rare indeed, and it is typical for the volcano's summit to be covered in cloud for much of the time.