San José (Costa Rica)
San José is the capital of Costa Rica.
<map lat='9.94720897733' lng='-84.0993118286' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/> You can basically try it a lot closer to the city than the hitchiking spots fabzgy mentioned. The Panamerican Highway passes right through the city. For long distance trips fabzgy recommends the spots on the map because there most of the Valle Central traffic is filtered out.
South towards San Isidrio, Panama
North towards Puntarenas, Liberia, Nicaragua
East towards Limon, caribean coast, Puerto Viejo
Go to the Terminal Caribe, from there 100 meters north, the next to the right and after 120 m you arrive at the spot.
Public Transport is quite cheap and brings you almost everywhere in the Valle Central. The busses who are heading to the suburbs and surrounded cities of San José costs normaly less then 300 C and departuring without timetable but most likely every 5 - 15 minutes.