San José is the gateway to the paradises and History of Costa Rica. There is not a more ideal place than this one for those who wish to experience the fusion of landscapes that this country offers. Those interested in architecture will find multiple references that show the different civilizations that have passed through and those who are passionate about nature will have the perfect opportunity to visit one of its many natural parcs where one of the greatest biodiversities in the planet is found. Idyllic beaches, volcanos and a wide range of sport offers will be at your disposal just a few kilometres away and form the perfect combination that attracts so many people in the country of "ticos".Learn Spanish in San Jose
This Central American country is also renowned for its rich variety of plants and animals which inhabit their large network of national parks. In fact, over 25% of Costa Rica's land mass is under the protection of a system of national parks and reserves. They are the ideal places for those interested getting close to nature and engaging in activities ranging from watching nesting turtles on the beaches to going on stunning jungle canopy tours.
Even with the beaches and parks, it has been said the local people, known as ticos, are the nation's greatest asset. With an unparalleled friendliness and spontaneity, it reflects their unofficial national motto: pura vida (pure life), an expression of eternal optimism.
The bustling towns and cities in Costa Rica are brimming with vibrant and friendly energy all the way from San Jose, the buzzing capital city and cultural center, to Limon, a colorful city bursting with Caribbean flavor. Let Costa Rica immerse you in Spanish language and local culture.