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This region of Central Valley is called home by about 340,000 people.
From here, it's roughly 9 miles to the south to Tarbaca and 11 miles to the southwest to Palmichal.
The entire family will enjoy a visit to Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Amusement Park San Jose. Kids still bouncing off the walls? Keep the adventure going with a visit to ARA Project and the Children's Museum.
Get to know the animals, great and small, that call the Zoo Ave and the Simon Bolivar Zoo home. You can also get an insight into the world of some of our most fascinating wildlife at the INBio Park and the Parque Zoológico Nacional Simón Bolívar.
From lobbing a ball around to simply lying back in the grass, you'll find plenty of reasons to head to a green spot like Parque Nacional or Central Park. Peace Park and Sabana Park are two more spots where you can enjoy some greenery.
Take after your well-being with a visit to Chirripo National Park and Tortuga Island. The clear air is sure to rejuvenate your soul.
Get going to the Museum of Costa Rican Art or the Gold Museum if the weather's not looking nice. Study the captivating displays or just take five in the tranquil surroundings. Looking for more? Also go to the National Center of Art and Culture and the Jade Museum.
These days you don't need to travel the globe to behold all the wonders of the natural world. You can just drop into places like the La Salle Natural Science Museum and the Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle instead, where an amazing variety of rare and exotic objects and specimens are on show all in the one location.
When it comes to gallery going, art-loving travellers are spoilt for choice. The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design is just one of your options here. Once you're done there, admire the expertly curated exhibits of the Jacob Karpio Galería and the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo.
The best way to understand what's going on in the present is to learn about the past. Find out what's made this city the place it is today at the Museo Juan Santamaría and the Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge.
An excursion to the Casa de la Cultura and the Estación del Ferrocarril de Costa Rica is a great way to familiarise yourself with local history.
Explore the border walls and get to know the powerful history of El Fortín, a building that was instrumental in defending the area.
Whether you're a believer or simply want a little tranquillity, San Jose Cathedral and Alajuela Cathedral are sure to add some deeper meaning to your travels. In addition, check if there are any tours available at Church of Puriscal and Pueblo Antiguo.
Market squares have been favourite places to hang out since the days of ancient Greece, so why shun tradition? Linger in Plaza de la Democracia and Plaza de la Cultura and find out what they're used for and the stories behind them.
San Jose is not the type of place that allows history to fade into the past. Along with its many memorials, the Teatro Melico Salazar and Asamblea Legislativa help preserve the tales of this region's important past. Drop into Edificio Metálico and Casa Amarilla as well to learn more about the stories that helped shape this region.
Get lost in the stimulating environment at the Universidad Nacional. Converse with the students or simply appreciate the contemporary buildings. If you have spare time, check out the University of Costa Rica or the Universidad de Costa Rica as well.
Whatever you're in the mood to buy, chances are you'll find it at one of San Jose's many shopping centres. San Pedro Mall and Plaza Real Cariari ought to be among your first stops. If you can get through all of that without your wallet losing too much weight, carry on to Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Multiplaza del Este Mall.
Check what's happening at the National Theater, because there's nothing like watching a great show. Templo de Música is another well-known venue if you're up for more entertainment.
While you're here, why not roam to some places that are not on most tourist maps? You're not likely to have to fight for space with too many travellers at the Cariari Country Club. Colinas del Poas might be a good alternative.
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