San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica, and is at the heart of the sprawling Gran Area Metropolitana or GAM, located in the Central Valley. The city is the seat of national government, the focal point of political and economic activity and the major transportation hub of this Central American nation. Founded in 1738, San Jose is one of the youngest capitals of Latin America by its year of foundation, though it was not named capital until 1823. Today, it’s a modern city with bustling commerce and cultural ground zero for a vibrant art scene. The city is safe and guests will have no trouble getting around with the help of taxis and friendly Ticos (slang for a native Costa Rican).
Costa Rica’s overall climate can be best described as ideal. Located within the tropics, seasonal changes in Costa Rica are not as dramatic as they are in countries on other latitudes. There is a “dry” season (equivalent to summer and spring) during which temperatures hover pleasantly in the mid 70’s to low 80’s, which goes from December to May, and a “wet” season from June to November during which mornings are usually sunny and showers might be expected in the afternoon.
From a fishing perspective, Costa Rica is unique in that it offers two outstanding fisheries on opposite side of the country. The Atlantic coast is largely undeveloped and very raw. There are few population centers on this side of the country and as a result, very little in the way of infrastructure. The North Atlantic region, where we send guests to fish for tarpon and snook, have virtually no roads so the only way in is by plane or boat.