San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Located in the Central Valley, San José is the seat of national government, the hub of political, vacation, and economic activity. With the Juan Santamaria International Airport just 20 minutes from downtown San Jose it is also the major transportation gateway of going anywhere in this Central American nation.
It is ringed by lush green mountains and valleys. The population of this city is probably half of the whole country.
With the Juan Santamaria International Airport just 20 minutes from downtown San Jose, there are plenty of tour bus companies based here that run buses throughout Costa Rica.
Downtown San Jose is the busiest part of town. A maze of streets and avenues, here you can find most of the city’s museums as well as a number of hotels and plazas. Historical Barrio Amon, Simon Bolovar Park and Zoo are just a few of the areas worth seeing.
Although its style and architecture are contemporary, some buildings of strong European influence, mainly British and French, can still be found as a heritage of the economic coffee prosperity from the turn of the century. Towards north and west of the city, we can still appreciate some old adobe structures with tile roofs that have been preserved with care, which evoke past remembrances of the large coffee plantations and farms. Although district areas do exist, these are small quadrants for property census and electoral organization mainly. The administrative division of the country was defined by regions or cantons which have their own municipalities, and can be considered as small urban zones and towns, with their own unique personality and characteristics. Thanks to the topography, there is a great diversity of micro-climates that determine in many cases the type of production on the region.
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