Costa Rica is an amazing place.San Jose is a bustling city,and in many ways has all the trappings of city life.Traffic jams are something you expect of most cities but there is a common collaborative goal to keep things moving.Coach drivers and reps readily get out of the comfort of a seat to keep things flowing and people readily accept minor holdups.
Barcelo San Jose 4* a very good hotel but the rooms allocated to us as short stay guests were noisy.
Staff were friendly and gardens beautiful. Food was buffet and average.Wildlife in the gardens was abundant and gave us a taste of what was to come.The trip provided an opportunity to see some of the places of interest in San Jose ,museums ,Parks,the opera house and many of the street vendors.
As in a lot of cities graffti has its place in a modern society( click on pictures for more in formation).
Day 3 We travelled from SanJose to Tarcoles at the 3* Hotel Villa Lapas,The coach journey was really interesting coming out of the city to the outskirts of the Rainforest. As we approached Villa Lapaz we had to cross the Tarcoles river on a very busy bridge to take in the wildlife .Which was fantastic.
We arrive at Villa in a private reserve.to be continued.