Contemplating a trip via Gate 1 travel 13 days Costa Rica including tortuguero :
#1) Anyone out there that has recently done this tour and can give insight?
#2) Not looking forward to the first few days in San Jose that this tour starts out with. We actually have the first couple days "at leisure" in san jose and knowing nothing of san jose I began reading several things about it. Unfortunately they were less than glamorous reviews of san jose; in fact it sounds down right dirty and scary; particularly at night - And I really want a carefree, fun nightlife to enjoy at the start of my vacation. We'll probably do the day walking our which sounds interesting..but really what else? I looked over the trip advisors "things to do in san jose" list and it seemed a bit blah. How is this city?? Your thoughts? I think the hotel they offer for this tour is the Radisson Europa Hotel in san jose. thanks again