This rapidly progressing town was founded in 1777, under the name of Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. The province of San Jose is located in the central part of Costa Rica and this region comprises a lush green valley surrounded by coffee-covered mountains.
It is in San Jose where Silicon Valley meets Spanish history and modern edifices sit along side scrupulously restored 19th century buildings. Such is the contrast of the city rich in tradition. Cultural scene is thriving with museum, theater and art to rival any world- class hub. See the Tech Museum of Innovation, an exploration of Silicon Valley and its impact on the area. If you are interested in the history, visit the old mansions and can delve into the city’s past at the history museum of San Jose.
San Jose is gaining momentum as the main city of Silicon Valley which is the world center for the software industry. There is much in the area to attract visitors and San Jose is a great base from which to see the whole region. Here you can relish examine the
educational exhibits at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium and the stimulating Winchester Mystery House.
The climate here is pleasant and temperate. San Jose provides all excellent ground transportation facilities such as Charter Bus that includes Motor Coach, Mini Bus, School Bus, Entertainer, Executive, Limo Bus, Double Decker, Passenger Van and Public Transit.
Points of Interest in San Jose
San Jose Flea Market, which features over 2,000 vendors showcasing their wares ranging from comic books to furniture to jewelry, provides excellent opportunities for shopping.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph: This multi-domed basilica is actually the fifth incarnation of the church. Further more, the Cathedral basilica stands on the former site of the city’s first church. Open, airy, elegant the Cathedral basilica is a lovely place
worship and to marvel at art , history and architecture.
Kelley Park: This 160-acre plus park offers an excellent break from the traffic and noise of downtown San Jose. This picnicker’s heaven includes several ponds, the tranquil Japanese Friendship garden and several lawn area. San Jose’s Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and San Jose Historical Museum also are situated here.
Mexican Heritage Plaza: It is one of the states largest multi-purpose centers dedicated to the furthering of Latino culture. The Mexican Heritage Plaza contains beautiful thematic gardens, a pavilion area, a theater, an exhibition space called La Galeria, and
several offices and class rooms.
Paramount’s Great America: Nestled north of San Jose, Paramount’s Great America offers some of the best family oriented fun in the south Bay area. The park is the best place to spend an afternoon, and you will find a wide range of entertainment from rides and play areas to sport and shows.