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San Jose & The Central Valley

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and the location of the country’s main international airport.

The area around San Jose is called the Central Valley. This area has coffee plantations, amazing views, volcanoes, waterfalls, and more!

All of the Central Valley Destinations

san jose

San Jose is the capital city in Costa Rica. It is not the most beautiful city in the world, but it is home to many nice parks, museums, restaurants, and nightlife.

coffee alajuela

This is actually where the San Jose international airport is located. This town is great for volcanos, touring coffee plantations, and more!

san gerardo del dota

San Gerardo is moody cloud forest town located about two hours south of San Jose. It is a bird lovers paradise.


Cartago is home to Irazu volcano. We love this area for the beautiful views, coffee plantations, and some strenuous hiking opportunities.

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