San José Overview
The capital of Costa Rica is situated 1,161 meters above sea level. The city has a total population of 1.45 million people. Consisting of ten different districts, San José is known to be Latin America’s safest city and the epicenter of political and economic activities.
One of the major contributing factors to the city’s economic advancement is its expanding Free Trade Zone in which businesses are to receive commercial benefits i.e. grants and incentives from the Costa Rican government. Today the city is undergoing constant changes with refurbished public parks, modern architectures, and infrastructure to welcome future economic activities.
Internship Opportunities in San José
San José is Costa’s most vibrant and bustling city. Its people enjoy the benefits of living a comfortable life in Latin America's highest standard of living.
A particular industry Costa Rica is known for is its ecotourism. The country has devoted roughly 26% of its land to protecting land, wildlife reserves and national parks. This has paved the way for a different type of tourism. Its ecotourism has provided the country with many economic opportunities and the country has been able to attain sustainable development whilst protecting the environment. This form of tourism makes hospitality and tourism extremely popular in San José.
Another industry that is popular in San José is the medical industry. Costa Rica is renowned for having one of the best healthcare in Latin America. In comparison to the US, and Europe, healthcare is extremely affordable. You will gain valuable work experience in Latin America’s best healthcare country.
San José Attractions
San Jose is lively during the day and at night with urban highlights all around. Some of the best places to visit in the city include the infamous Simon Bolivar Zoo and Botanical Garden, Museum of Costa Rica Art, and La Sabana Park. These city landmarks (and many other city areas) are accessible with Costa Rica’s trustable bus system, car-and-driver services, and taxis.