Cerro San Jose cliff is a significant natural symbol of the capital. Many travelers know it as The Mountain of Death. It's the highest point of Costa Rica. It is incredibly difficult to climb the mountain, many professional climbers have lost their lives while conquering the cliff. Once the Pan-American Highway is completed, it became possible to conquer the peak. There are guided walks on the mountains. Here, you can see a special species of tiny bamboo and rare species of fern, as well as large glades with blueberries and wild gooseberry. The main inhabitants of this region are birds.
The most interesting cultural object is the Museum of Numismatics and Pre-Columbian Gold. In fact, it represents two unique museums located in the same building. Its main values are items made of precious metals related to pre-Columbian times. During the colonial era, many valuables taken from the indigenous populations were melted down into gold bars. However, some of them survived. Nowadays, golden statues of the gods, jewellery and ritual things, that previously belonged to the indigenous tribes are available to visitors.
Lovers of natural attractions are invited to visit Orosi valley. It is not by accident considered one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica. The valley is known for a unique cool climate that supports rare plants and flowers. Special climatic conditions made these places ideal for growing coffee. Some plantations are open to visitors. Several coffee processing plants operate here. There are also national restaurants and specialized shops.