Costa Rica is an adventure’s dream and an outdoor paradise. While there are some good museums in San Jose, this is not a country to visit for the museums and city culture. In fact, most locals and travelers will tell you that unless you are flying in and out of San Jose, there is no reason to visit the capitol.
I did not make it to the West Coast on this trip. I have read about some amazing nature preserves and beaches and would like to go some day. I gave it up in order to spend a day rafting on the Pacuare River. I do not regret my choice. It was a beautiful, fun, adventurous yet relaxing day outside enjoying nature and the water.