Great weekend away. Still amazes me that some people in this world live in prety poor conditions. Im also suprised that as Latin American countries go Costa Rica is supposedly high on the food chain. I would dread to think what some of the lower end ones are like. The people there are great, views are fantastic, not sure about thir claim to be eco friendly and green. Im sure they are trying to be green and promote it (great selling point) but I saw no evidence of it. Im also sure that poor countries cannot afford to go green.
Anyways yes the mountains are fantastic and I recommend Costa Rica foe a weekend date. Take a trip up the mountains or at least get out of the city. San Jose is really a busy smelly city that isnt that safe so I would stay out of there and get out to the country and see the rain forests.