San José de David (official name) is Panama’s third largest urban area. It functions as a hub for the province’s commercial activities, mainly agricultureand cattle raising and supplies the rest of the country. It’s the regions chief financial center and most national banks have offices here, including international banks such as HSBC. It also serves as port of exports and imports with neighboring Costa Rica. It is connected to the rest of the country by the Pan-American Highway, and the Enrique Malek International Airport. It is one of the most industrialized cities in the country and is a center ofmanufacturing, heavy industry and high technology standards and communications. It is also a popular tourist destination due to its nightlife,entertainment, cuisine, shopping and relative proximity to the Pacific coast.