Jose likes to put more detail in his city plans, and he hates spending too much money, so he started with low density Residential and Commercial, but he hates agriculture, so he started with high density industry. He is more into industry so he doesn't want medium density industry.
One difference is that Jose does not care about the environment, but he uses some of Juan's technology to reduce emissions as much as he can:
I let time pass and:
and as you can see, he also built 2 car/ferry ports to go to each place quicker.