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San José is Costa Rica's political, economic and transportation center
*San José is Costa Rica's political, economic and transportation center.
*Founded in 1736, the city rose to prominence with tobacco production during the Spanish colonial period and then with coffee production since the 19th century.
*San José is one of Latin and Central America's safest and most visited cities, and residents enjoy very high standards of living.
*The National Theater of Costa Rica in San José is a captivating structure built in the 19th century.
*Museo del Jade, an archaeological museum in San José, houses the world's largest collection of the green mineral called jade.
*The Metropolitan Cathedral of San José, built in the neoclassical style, was destroyed and rebuilt due to a 19th century earthquake.
*You can discover many examples of colonial architecture in the city.