The Political System
San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica since 1838. For more than 250 years it has been the heart and soul of the arts and culture scene. History lives within the city’s walls – the National Museum is housed in a beautiful Spanish-style building; the National Theater has welcomed some of the world’s best operas and traveling ballets; and the Gold Museum displays the globe’s most valuable collection of pre-Columbian gold. There are theaters, galleries and multiple options to enjoy local and international expressions all in a few blocks radio.
Costa Rica Holiday
Calendar Costa Rica’s festivals celebrate the country’s Catholic traditions, agricultural way of life and history leading to independence. Please find below a list of festivals, holidays and events that can add a touch of local tradition to your trip.