Photos of San Jose, capital of Costa Rica

A city with diverse influences

L'hôtel Barcelò San José PalacioLa route menant à l'hôtel BarcelòEntrée de l'hôtel 5 étoiles Barcelò San José PalacioSan José, une ville de verdureRue résidentielle à San JoséLa forêt sur les hauteurs de San JoséLe restaurant El CeiboPlant de gingembre rouge fleuriSan José, une capitale entourée de montagnesUne orchidée Guaria Morada (fleur)Rivière derrière le restaurant El CeiboUn champ de bananiersRivière au sein de la forêt costaricienneUn paresseux dans un arbreLe gingembre rouge, commun au Costa Rica

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is pleasantly located in the heart of the Central Valley at an average altitude of 1200 meters, resulting in a pleasant temperature in all seasons (between 64°F and 77°F). Surrounded by aesthetic mountains and volcanoes, the city is mostly new and organized according to the layout of North American cities where the streets and avenues are numbered and intersect at right angles.

In the neighborhoods of Amon, Otoya and Soledad, wooden houses of varied and surprising colors persist. The Paseo Colon (the only street with a name, that of the great navigator), extended by the pedestrian zone of the Avenida Central, lined with numerous stores and boutiques, leads to the Central Market. A few steps away, the National Theater, more or less inspired by the Palais Garnier in Paris, offers national and international performances. The old Bella Vista fortress in Democracy Square houses the National Museum, which has three distinct sections: anthropology, history and heritage, and natural history. A market dedicated to handicrafts is held every day in Democracy Square.

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