San Pedro is a five to ten-minute taxi ride to almost anywhere in San Jose.
I skipped a majority of the tourist areas after a disappointing time in Puerto Viejo.
If you’re in downtown San Jose, you’ll want to go into a number of shops and stores as you walk around to find some Costa Rica Ticas.
The girls working the counters are pretty open to chatting, as they don’t get many customers.
I started to walk into every pharmacy I saw downtown just to see if I could flirt a bit. I’ve found Ticas will let you know if they speak English or not quite quickly.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.You’ll want to grab a place as close to the University (UCR) and the mall (Mall San Pedro) as possible.
Costa Rica girls made me give day game a try - for real.There are a few other suburbs near San Jose that may be worth checking out – one being Heredia.