San Jose is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Central America. Look past the urban and commercial exterior, and you'll find a vibrant city with much of offer including gourmet restaurants, a lively nightlife, cinemas, museums, and theaters, including the acclaimed National Theater. Located in the center of the country, the capital city of San José offers a pleasant spring-like climate. An abundance of cloud forests, raging rivers, rainforests, and national parks lie within a few hours drive. Consider a relaxing stay at the beach in the coastal town of Puntarenas coupled with a stay in San José.