You’ll get a bit down duringrainy season when it’s dreary almost all the time. You may be better off in Costa Rica with a look that could be misconstrued for a local.
The rain combined with the shithole of a city is not a good combo. I would not recommend staying in downtown San Jose. If you choose to stay downtown, I recommend staying somewhere near Club Vertigo and Rapsodia Lounge.
The area near Theatro Nacional in downtown San Jose is crawling with women during the day and is a decent day game spot.
I didn’t check the area out much, but I’ve heard good things.
Thetica women can be curvy, but certainly not Caribbean-curvy.
They aren’t ugly at all, but thetica girls are not anything special. The country has been ambushed with gringos for the past thirty years.
If I ever go to the area again, I’d make sure to check this area out first before I booked anything long-term. If you are staying in San Pedro, I would skip hotels and hostels and try to grab an apartment. Weekly rates can be found for 5 - 150 with monthly rates going for 0 - 500.
You can check for nicer accommodations, but Craigslist has a number of cheap and available options for San Pedro.