The city of San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica. Its population is just under 300.000 people but counting neighboring cities it reaches one third of the country’s population and it’s in the middle of the greater metropolitan area which is home to two thirds of the country’s population.
The city’s average altitude and annual temperature is 3777 feet and 77 F and it’s surrounded by towering volcanoes & mountains. It shows a Spanish colonial architecture with such examples as the ornate neoclassical National Theatre at the downtown Plaza de La Cultura. Underneath the plaza, the Pre-Colombian Gold Museum displays hundreds of gleaming artifacts and the National Museum is a short mile away.
Capital: San José
Official languages: Spanish
Calling Code: 506