We're looking into a visit in March for some pretty extensive dental work for myhusband--implants and crowns. The work would be done by a dentist whose office is near la Sabana park. Frankly, from what we've read about the San Jose area, it doesn't sound too exciting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is sounds as though the city itself is not particularly interesting, dirty and noisy. The upscale suburbs where many people also lodge are replicas of American suburbs with the same type malls and restaurants as the US. Our preference would be to be in an area that is more natural with opportunites for a couple hour hike in the afternoons when we're free, but, from what I've read, there doesn't seem to be anything like that in the areas we'll probably be limited to for somewhat easy access to the dental office.
I am wondering if I'll be bored to tears because there is nothing to interest me and nothing to do during the times when my husband is having the work done. And, since I am assuming he'll want to be out and about other when in the dental chair, we'll both be bored when we do have time together. We are not shoppers, and we don't frequent American chain restaurants even here at home much preferring more unique type places.
What was your experience? I guess I should add in here, we are very experienced international travelers who don't need (or even want) things to be just like home. Thanks in advance.