San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica. In Jurassic Park, Dennis Nedry met with Lewis Dodgson in a cafe here to get his payment for stealing the dinosaur embryos for Dodgson's company Biosyn. The helicopter also made a brief stop here to pick up Nedry.
- Despite the city title, it is inaccurately portrayed in the movies by being an oceanside city. In real life, San Jose is in the middle of Costa Rica, far from the oceans!
- San Jose can easily be identified as it is the only major land-locked city in Costa Rica, that is completely surrounded by mountains from all angles.