Location: Costa Rica

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, a beautiful and picturesque country that stretches from the Pacific to the Caribbean ocean. Many of its people do not live in the city, but the city is the most important location for businesses in the country.

San Jose is one of the safest locations in Costa Rica and one of the most popular and visited destinations in Latin America. San Jose is a peaceful and quiet city that is composed of protected territory harboring much 5% of biodiversity in the world.

San Jose has experienced a steady rise in tourism and medical tourism because the city offers state of the art facilities and hospitals as well as certified and professional doctors that can help people save up to 70% in medical treatments.

The airport (SJO) is 17km or about 20 minutes by car from the center of San José.

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San Jose is the main city in Costa Rica. Exploring San Jose, is paramount because you will be able to experience firsthand its rich culture, and magnificent natural surroundings. Being one the strongest destinations for tourism and health tourism in Latin America the government took notice of such rise that it offers top medical care and security to any visitor who decides to receive medical treatment in the country.

In San Jose you don´t have to feel home sick as you can find food franchises in the United States such as: Chilli’s, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, among others.

However, like many places, San Jose also has traditional and delicious food you can find as you are strolling the town. It´s signature dish which is not too spicy and is known as: “Gallo Pinto” is a dish made of rice and brown beans. Is mostly consumed during breakfast accompanied by tortillas and a hot cup of regional coffee.

Yes it is! Because Costa Rica is one of the strongest tourism destinations in Latin America, the safety of the travelers is paramount to Costa Rica.

Downtown San Jose is full of novelties you can explore shopping centers, medical centers, restaurants, hotels and more.

If you want to leave the city for a day or two and are interested in the ecotourism that Costa Rica offers, you can visit amazing nature parks to see volcanoes or local fields where they serve delicious coffee. The country is divided into 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves where one can appreciate the flora and fauna that offers these destinations. You can visit Tortuguero National Park, which is one of the most visited in the country.

One can also visit the beaches which are very popular for tourists who visit this country. The beaches are very close to each other so you can visit and explore several beaches in a short time. You can visit the beaches of the Pacific, which are the most common and are the ones most tourists visit or try visiting the beaches of the Caribbean which are more hidden but are the most beautiful.

If adventure is what you are looking for, you can find pretty much for everyone and can practice different activities such as kayaking, fishing, bird watching, diving, wind surfing, biking, ATV, and much more.

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There is a strong variety of hotels where you could enjoy your stay in the city of San Jose while you undergo medical treatment. Out initial recommendation is for you to stay in a hotel that is near the hospital or clinic where you will be receiving medical treatment. Several San Jose dentists can give you some additional information on where you can stay.

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You can find different ways to move around the city and the country. There are different types of taxis as the most popular and secure source of Transportation, (always have your hotel arrange a taxi if you are planning on going somewhere) There are card terminals which feature prepaid money in case you want to pay by card and not cash. You can also rent a car which is good idea as there is much to see in short distances and having your car can be much more convenient to fully explore San Jose.

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