In Costa Rica: Snapshots – San José
Although most tourists stay in San José for only a night before heading out for adventure in other parts of Costa Rica, Barry and I were there for several days both at the beginning and the end of our trip.
We liked the architecture. Even if a building wasn’t really architecturally special, often the color made it memorable.
Sometimes the building material is unusual like this building that is now a school; the outside is made of metal.
And you never know what might come down the street:
San José parks are great places to watch people, listen to a guitarist, read.
We liked the architectural details and beauty of the buildings.
We enjoyed walking through San José streets.
San José is mainly a city of low-rise buildings – and walking streets.
Costa Rican police cruise up and down the walking streets to run off vendors and buskers – which probably means there aren’t enough jobs for the people who live in San José, but the people we met were friendly and looked happy.
In the days we spent wandering through San José, we had good food, met terrific people, saw good museums, and heard lively music. So when you find yourself in Costa Rica, enjoy San José, the capital city – before running off for adventures in the forests.
Pura Vida, Renée