Exploring Costa Rica is like enjoying the scenic nature of this country and more importantly, the culture of the nation. The capital of this country is San Jose. Have you considered touring this country? If yes, you have to spend a day knowing the district called Ipís. This town is part of the canton of Goicoechea and is part of the San Jose province. This town is pretty small and quiet.
How can you get into this town? As a foreign tourist, your main point of entry is the airport located in Alajuela and this is the Juan Santamaria International Airport. You can find cheap flights to Ipís by entering this airport. This airport is about 20 kilometers from the downtown of San Jose and this city is about 8 kilometers away from Ipís. From the airport, you can take the local buses going to the canton of Goicoechea. Shuttle services from the airport are also possible as well as taxis but these can be very expensive, but comfortable if you have big luggage. The town is small and hence, you can walk around if you desire to explore Ipís. If you plan to move out the town and explore other cities, you can use the local buses or more comfortably, the taxis.
What are the things you can do in Ipís? The best option for you is to enjoy a day of sightseeing to the surroundings of the town such as churches. If you will tour the canton of Goicoechea, visit San Francisco de Goicoechea and witness or take part in the Fiestas de Palmares. You can also visit the San Jose city proper and tour it (this is what most local and foreign tourists do in this place). If you will more further out, you can enjoy the beach relaxation along the coast of the Caribbean.
You may have hard time finding hotels in Ipís. Since you will just tour this town for a day, your best option is to get accommodations in San Jose or in the nearby district, the San Francisco. Nevertheless, take the advantage of online booking sites when finding travel deals and cheap flights to Ipís.