– visited August 2014 –
I am on a whirlwind tour of Central America; time is short as I have to be in New York soon. But better to get a quick impression of the countries than not getting any impression at all. I head straight to the capital San José after crossing the border from Panama. My time in Costa Rica is very short, too short to do this interesting country justice. I use my two days to explore San José and head to nearby Volcan Irazú and the city of Cartago with its impressive basilica.