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National Park (Parque Nacional)

Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant
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This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
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Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A cute little park in the middle of the city. On one side is the National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) and on the other corner is the Supreme Court with the Plaza de la Libertad Electoral where each newly elected president stands. The park itself has...More

Thank mtingtang
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice park with guides excellents and passionates by their country and the volonty to preserve it. You will take your palms after because the beach is really nice, an eden place . After visiting the park it s perfect the car park: go to...More

Thank sahoulio
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Ended up here while on a free walking tour called San Jose Free Walking Tour. We learned all about the statue in the middle and about the train that's just a few feet from the park. It's a lovely park that's nice and quiet with...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Arrived here with the family and friends and it was as if we stepped into a fairy tale. The view is amazing, the water is clear and warm, and above all being on the beach is nothing short of amazing. It transports you to another...More

Thank TakeMoreAdventures
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This park has many art installations from traditional to modern. The bird life and bird sound help you forget you are in the middle of a City. With the many trees there is plenty of shade on hot sunny days making the park a good...More

Thank TrevorTJM
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Go there to meditate, walk or as a passerby. They usually have some artwork on exhibit within the park which is always a delight to witness. It's also oppose the national library so you might want to go there too if you're interested in Spanish...More

Thank Green L
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We arrived for the yearly Festival which covered blocks of events. We had the best time, every thing you can imagine. Great food, loads of vendors with unique items, super music, etc. This event is for all ages, especially the children. We are happy we...More

Thank Carolyn V
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The National Park or Parque Nacional is located on top of Calle 17 near the old real road station and is where the start of Pedestrian street in the heart of Museum area of the city. It is a very interesting park with a few...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

If you walk towards the east side of San Jose, you would find a number of attraction such as the Jade Museum, National Museum and the Assembly Legislative of the Republic of Costa Rica. This park is located North of this attraction. surely you won't...More

Thank kiltmaker2
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

At the heart of this beautiful park is the National Monument, a statue that commemorates the heroic liberation of Central America from William Walker. Costa Rican president Juanito Mora led the nation’s army back in 1856-57 to pull of that feat. February 8, 2018 -...More

Thank JerryH9905
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