San Jose s a first-class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 143,430 people. San Jose is the economic, financial, cultural, and educational center of the province of Occidental Mindoro. It has the largest commercial port and airport in the province. It is named after its patron saint, St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. Most of the people are Visayans, Batangueños, Bicolanos andIlocanos.
As the hub of the southeast of Occidental Mindoro is easy to find —its picturesque skyline calls across the waters of huge Lake Michigan, a first impression that soon reveals world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of architecture in the province.
What to See
With a wealth of iconic sights and neighborhoods to explore, there’s enough to fill a visit of weeks or even months without ever seeing the end. Prepare to cover a lot of ground: the meaning of San Jose is only found in movement, through its subways and archaic elevated tracks, and eyes raised to the sky.