San José Pinula Tourism, Guatemala

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San José Pinula is a municipality in the Department of Guatemala in the Republic of Guatemala in Central America. It is located 21 kilometers (13 mi) from the capital, Guatemala City. The city was established in 1886 as Villorio San José. The city is surrounded by mountains. Until a few years ago, the economy was based on the growing of corn, as well as some vegetables such as guisquil, chayote or pataste. However, the growth of Guatemala City in recent years has transformed farmland into suburban neighborhoods. Golf courses, such as Hacienda Nueva Country Club which used to be a convent in the 16th century and Alta Vista Country Club, both considered world-class, are now in and around San José Pinula. The city is governed by municipal authorities elected every four years. The predominant religion in the region is Roman Catholic, followed by evangelical Protestant denominations. The patron saint and namesake of the town is San José (St. Joseph), whose day and is annually celebrated on March 19. Currently, the town of San José Pinula is coping with rapid growth which has resulted in increased traffic congestion in the mornings and evenings.


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Facts and Stats for San José Pinula*

  • Pollution Statistics in San José Pinula

    Know the pollution level of San José Pinula before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 65.48 (High)
    • Water Pollution 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 64.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.67 (Moderate)
  • San José Pinula: Crime and Safety

    How safe is San José Pinula for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in San José Pinula.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.94 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.7 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.56 (High)
    • Car Stealing 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.94 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 39.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.91 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.61 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.27 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.44 (High)
  • Living in San José Pinula - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of San José Pinula is 107.04 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.15 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 99.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 70.1 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.87 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.29 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.11 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in San José Pinula

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in San José Pinula

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.03 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.73 USD

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