My husband and I are Canadians and have never been to Costa Rica. We would like to explore it as a possible retirement place--a winter escape between November and April. We speak Spanish, have traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico and South America (among other places), and enjoy being immersed in Latino cultures. We would like advice on any towns that have a lively cultural life--symphonies, other musical venues, choirs, art classes, etc. We are also seeking a location where the weather does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius/80 degrees Fahrenheit. We have a possible opportunity in a suburb of San Jose from September to December. We know this is the rainy season. Does it rain all day during this period or just in the afternoons? We welcome any advice. Thanks!