12 Hours in San Jose

Eventually on our very final leg of the trip, we head back to spend 12 hours in the hustle and bustle of the Capital City.

The first thing on our record was crossing back to Mainland via the ferry. We together with our 4 × 4 supplied by Vamos Rent-A-Car hop on, also begin the 1 hour journey.

We gave us about two hours to make it in order to eat lunch. The town was alive, this was a weekday and the town wasn’t even though we had been on vacation. This was business as normal throughout the roads of Central San Jose.

12 Hours in San Jose

We arrived to the labyrinth that’s Central Market. You will find anything from neighborhood Soda’s (word for little neighborhood restaurant) to blossom stores. Before going on to walk the roads of el centro we ate at a Soda to break and also taste the flavor.

We made it into Plaza de la Cultura, a favorite meeting point, where you are able to discover free wifi (thanks to the McDonald’s located here) and also an overpopulation of Pigeons. Here we’re taking a photo with among those pigeons. Since they have now banned pigeons pretty soon they might not even allow this.

It was getting after retrieving it , inside an ATM, and having an ATM card, we were ready and tired to return to the awesomeness that was our hotel at night, Hotel Presidente. This hotel is currently a 4-Star 80 room Hotel in the heart of Downtown San Jose. Located only 20 minutes in SJO Airport, Hotel Presidente is more like a work of art.

The inside décor is together, you could tell that they put some love.

Lets not forget to mention the balcony view in addition to that the Suite we stayed in. (Even had a Jacuzzi)

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12 Hours in San Jose

The sun was down and it was time for Dinner so that we made sure to go to one of the best restaurants in San Jose. Gastronomia 22. This restaurant is located infront of Clinica Biblica (the biggest private hospital in San Jose) and can be seriously one you cannot miss.

Starting off with a Pinot Noir, Chef Orvieto Morales came to introduce himself along with his own wife Lena and we heard a few new things.

Of the most noteworthy things that we heard, was that the fact that everyday there is a new menu. On this afternoon , we had the joy of trying pappardelle with salmon in cream sauce. Perfectly creamy and moist, cooked to perfection.

12 Hours in San Jose

Another thing we learned is that this place used to be a parking lot. Lucky for Orvieto, his spouse Lena is a architect when giving it a rustic feel and constructed the space out. Theres art on the walls and also , oh well, I just cant say enough great things about the location. Make certain you try it out.

12 Hours in San Jose

There you have it, 12 hours in San Jose. While we were sad that our excursion was now coming to a conclusion, one matter stayed in our minds. Costa Rica was a location that is truly magical. We’ll be. Pura Vida, forever.

Photos by Carlos de Varona from Chromahouse.

12 Hours in San Jose

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