San Jose is Costa Rica’s capital city and is the closest city to the International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela. Even though most people come to Costa Rica for the eco-tourism, there is quite a lot to do in San Jose. It is a modern city that houses beautiful architecture, art galleries, a unique central market, delicious restaurants and a range of hotels. If you would like to explore the city, we recommend trying a San Jose City tour with a private bus and tour guide so that you stay safe and see as many landmarks as possible.