Editor Rating: 4- Like most of Central America, San Jose is relatively inexpensive compared to western standards, though Costa Rica is the most expensive country in the region. Shoestring travelers can get around on $30-$35/day, but don’t expect much with that budget.
Indie Travel Scale
Editor Rating: 5.2- San Jose is typically just a stopover for those heading out to explore the rest of the country. And while it may not be the best place to have a true indie travel experience, you can have a great time.