San Jose is regarded as the oasis of peace of the American continent amidst the economic and socio-political instability of the neighbouring regions. With unbound ecological splendours, San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is a paradise for nature lovers. San Jose nestles in a mountain plateau at the central part of the country and bustles as the commercial hub as well. The Juan Santamaria airport of the city is always busy with the footfalls of global tourists who come lured in by the Costa Rican natural treasure. The population boom and splurge in hotel industry stand as parameters of fast paced development of San Jose. Today the city limits houses a teeming population of approximately 309,672 people and also hosts the central administrative buildings.
San Jose has come a long way from a sleepy village till it’s awakening in early nineteenth century when liberal Juan Mora Fernández, decided to move the government of Costa Rica from the old Spanish colonial capital of Cartago to the city. Art, literature, culture and economy flourished in the city and the people started to flock in from different parts of Costa Rica and other foreign countries as well. Accommodations were built according to need that ranged from hostels for the students of University of Costa Rica to affordable bed and breakfasts for the tourists. Visitors to San Jose can also take apartments for rent near the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (National Theatre of Costa Rica), Melico Salazar Theater, La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Avenida Central and la Plaza de la Cultura to get the best of everyhing. The Gold Museum, the Central Park and the Lancaster Botanical Gardens are other places of interest in San Jose.