Local resident Geovanna shows you around San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, from the cathedral to the market.
She also takes you to see stunning flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens with butterflies, parrots and the ever-colourful toucan.
WATCH: Costa Rica breeds a huge portion of the world's butterflies
How to get to San Jose
The easiest is to fly with Delta from Johannesburg to Atlanta, then from there to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. You can also do one-stopover flights with KLM with a layover in Amsterdam.
Costa Rica is also visa-free for South Africans.
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