Tours in San Jose – Central Valley

San Jose is notable among other cities in Central America for its high quality of life, health care, education, and public services. Founded in 1736, with an estimated population of five million people, It has historically been a city of strategic importance. National parks located in the Central Valley protect the region’s primary volcanoes: Poás, Braulio Carrillo, Irazu, and Turrialba, all of which have transport and viewing infrastructure allowing visitors to enjoy the birds, landscapes, craters and forest. San Jose has an average elevation of 1,161 meters above sea level. Technically It lies in a torrid zone of tropical rainforest, but due to its elevation, It has a mild climate. Temperatures range from 15 and 3 Celcius (59 and 86 Fahrenheit), but it is also very windy so it can be cooler. The rainy season stretches from May to late November, but it isn’t atypical for San Jose to experience rain and cloudiness during the dry season due to its elevation. In the city and surroundings, you can find not only great options for accommodations, but also many wonderful restaurants, bars, museums, shopping centers, and colorful markets embracing the best of local culture and nightlife.

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