The Central Valley of Costa Rica
The Central Valley, the "Valle Central" refers to the region around the capital San José. The valley stretches from the northern central mountains to the south of the valley, lying the "Cordillera de Talamanca". Here you find the International Airport Juan Santamaria (SJO).
In the central region around the capital, San Jose, you will find the entire economic, political and cultural life of Costa Rica. Therefore, it is worth to spend a few days in and around San José. We recommend a place to stay in the countryside near the city, so you'll be next to the city, but still close to nature.