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Parque Juan Santamaria

C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Few trees but they do provide some shade

This park is more of a plaza as it is dominated by concrete paving stones. There are a few trees... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
travelUSAoften
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Toronto
Inspiring statue in pleasant park

An inspiring statue of Juan Santamaría is of course the centerpiece of this pleasant park, not far... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
cdub333
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Chicago, Illinois
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A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856 invasion of Costa Rica by William Walker.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice setting” (2 reviews)
“torch” (4 reviews)
“walkers” (3 reviews)
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C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This park is more of a plaza as it is dominated by concrete paving stones. There are a few trees around the perimeter that provide some nice shade but do not be surprised to find someone sleeping off a hangover on the little grass that...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

An inspiring statue of Juan Santamaría is of course the centerpiece of this pleasant park, not far from the old cathedral. Juan Santamaría was part of a rag-tag campesino army trying to repel Tennessee pro-slavery advocate William Walker (who had already invaded Nicaragua and was...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Nice setting and family environment . We went after a concert with the Costa Rica 's philharmonic at 3pm. I believe it was a lift up from the busy streets.

Thank isabella P
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

In 1856 time William Walker (from the US) lead a group of mercenaries to take over Costa Rica. This statue represents Costa Rica's hero, Juan Santamaria, a local farmer who volunteered to go burn the shack where Walker and his invaders were hiding. Juan was...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed people watching here. Most locals wander through looking at their phones. There is a nice mural on the wall and a bus stop here. I wouldn't go out of My way to visit but we stayed nearby.

Thank jannelupita
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Now that Pokemon Go is on fire!! You can come here any time and find at least 4 pokestops with lur ;) The place is secure and very wide open so the space is not a problem.

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Very popular, on the city bus route. Lots shade and amazing architecture and shpping. Parking is tricky.

Thank Tina R
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stop here on our way to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. It gives me the opportunity to teach my students about how Juan Santamaría and the Ticos stood up to William Walker.

1  Thank Jimmy G
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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was within walking distance to the park, we used the park for our daily exercise, it is a safe place to recreate.

1  Thank awagner2287
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our taxi driver took the time to show us this little park which pays tribute to a young drummer to staved off an invasion by some crazy American a long time ago. It is a nice little city park, safe and open for walking. Really...More

1  Thank Kascha N
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