This page is about the settlements in Just Cause (1).
A city is generally defined as a settlement carrying a certain set of buildings. The cities are characterized by having relatively clean and modern buildings and many skyscrapers. All roads in the cities are four-lane affairs, with traffic lights at intersections. At the entrance to cities, as with towns, there is always a check-point, although these are unmanned and do not hinder traffic flow and are more for scenery than actual function.
All towns have the same basic buildings, which are generally "dirty" and of a lower class than those found in cities. In one collect mission, the towns as a whole (Provincia Caballeros in particular) are referred to as "barrios", meaning slums. It can be inferred from this that though the towns are of a higher class than those in villages, they are not of the status that cities enjoy.
Towns often have most vehicles that cities have driving around and have a two lane grided road system, like the cities.
Every town has a couple of sniper rifles scattered around the rooftops such as a Lance FDL or a Barclay Phantom. Oddly, the game does have a large number of climable laddres, but these roofs are only accessible to helicopters.
The towns also, like the cities, have toll-booths at every entrance/exit to the town, but these are only for scenary and aren't in actual use. Towns also have narrower alleyways than cities, so these make great hiding places during a high heat level due to the fact that the narrowness of the alley will make it hard for helicopters or any other armed vehicle to shoot through.
Some towns have a safehouse next to or near to it. It's advisable to get a good car or bike and put it into the garage. This could become very convenient one day when you're in a hurry to get somewhere from that safehouse.
- Santa Isabella - Provincia de la Cruz
- Paradiso Bay - Provincia de Rio Negro
- Caballeros - Isla de la Asuncion
Villages are the smallest class of regular settlements in San Esperito. There are numerous villages scattered throughout the country. They generally contain small dwellings, sheds and a central square by a flag. There is usually also a church.
The Montano Cartel has created a large number of villas throughout San Esperito.
Each villa has at least one vehicle and a drug plantation around it. Most have a Mullen H45 Dragonfly helicopter on the roof of the main building.
As long as the villa is Montano controlled, Rico will get Montano Heat for entering their territory and the Montano gangsters will try to kill him. Rico can help the Rioja Cartel to conquer all villas. After a villa becomes the property of the Rioja cartel, Rico will be free to visit and borrow the vehicles at any time. Rico can also do infinity sidemissions for the Rioja boss who usually hangs out behind the villa.