San Jose is quite a young capital city, without much in the way of fanciful architecture or colonial streets. Besides neat street art and delicious food, the main attraction is the National Theater.
There are also quite a few museums downtown, like the National Museum of Costa Rica below.
The best part about our time in San Jose was a tour of Whit’s old stomping grounds during her study abroad here in the summer of 2008. We found her old university and walked the same route back to her host family’s neighborhood.