Costa Rica’s largest city, and capital city, San Jose is the starting and ending point of our Costa Rican adventure. Situated in the Central Valley, and squeezed between two active volcanos (Poas and Irazu) this vibrant city is full of theatres, parks, and museums. San Jose is also the bustling business and shopping center of the country and accounts for almost half of Costa Rica’s 5-million residents. Located halfway between the eastern Caribbean coast and the western Pacific coast and at an elevation of nearly 4,000 feet, the climate of the city is generally quite a bit cooler than the coastal areas.
Gay life in San Jose is vibrant and quite well accepted, especially relative to other large Central American cities. With several nightlife options from tame to wild, the social scene here is alive and ready to entertain those looking to check out Latin gay nightlife.