You’ll be in walking distance to the best nightlife in downtown San Jose. There are a number of restaurants near this area as well.
You can grab hotels for - 45 a night in the center on
Online is a bit played out due to the influx of traveling gringos, but it’s still worth a shot.
The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose (San Pedro) and is certainly the best city for dating Costa Rican women if that's what you're looking for. I stumbled around drunk numerous times late at night, sometimes alone and sometimes with a girl. However, I heardof a number of people getting jumped near the mall at dusk and at night.
You’ll want to grab a place as close to the University (UCR) and the mall (Mall San Pedro) as possible.
You can see some mountains on the skyline, but the architecture is not impressive. This threw the vibe off quite a bit in my experiences.I did hear some great things about Tamarindo, which is a beach town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica with good surf and nightlife, but I didn’t check it out. Costa Rica is great for nature, good for beaches, and can be a lot of fun - but it isn’t good for a budget traveler looking to bang a number of hot chicks.That being said – you can still do well for yourself in Costa Rica and have a great time.While I wasn't a huge fan, I have met some men who loved the country. Tico men are smaller and I think my upper body size was a bit of a deterrent for them.
A small European guy I knew got jacked at an ATM for 0.Thetica women can be curvy, but certainly not Caribbean-curvy.