San José, Costa Rica

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Facts About San José, Costa Rica

Regional Population: 335,007

Elevation: 3,021 meters

Time Zone: America/Costa_Rica

Local Currency: CRC

Latitude: 9.9333333

Longitude: -84.0833333

Nearby Airports: SJO

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica, the oldest democracy in Latin America. While the city itself is often merely a stop over to the country’s more interesting destinations, San José is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and nearby volcanoes are easily accessible on a day trip.

The city does boast a fair number of interesting museums, including ones featuring gold and jade. The Museo de los Niños (Children’s Museum) and the Museo Nacional (National Museum) also are worth a look.

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