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Sunny Fitzgerald
May 2020

A swell of culinary and artistic energy has surged through the Costa Rican capital in recent years, breathing new life into historic areas and previously crime-affected neighborhoods. San José may still be recovering from its past reputation, but travelers are now noticing its music, art, culture and history, its evolving cuisine, and its emerging craft beer and cocktail scene. Meanwhile, traffic can still be tricky, so base yourself close to your anticipated activities, interests and meetings.