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There is a sizeable Chinese community in the Puntarenas area and in San José. Recent Chinese immigrants are coming from Taiwan, many of whom have established businesses in Costa Rica.

On 5 December 2012, San José officially inaugurated its Barrio Chino in the city’s Catedral district between Avenidas 2 and 14, along a street formerly known as Paseo de los Estudiantes. The new Chinatown includes a 550-meter pedestrian boulevard and a Tang Dynasty-style archway. This new Chinatown development will include restaurants serving oriental food and retail stores selling oriental artifacts, medication and other products.

The project was funded by the Costa Rican government, the city of San José, and a US$1.5 million grant from the People’s Republic of China. The project was announced at an official ceremony that included Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias, Municipalidad de San José mayor, Johnny Araya and the mayor of Beijing, Guo Jinlong. Wikipedia