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This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
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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 8 February 2019 via mobile

A bit disappointed from the parks of San Jose’! Costa Rica is so lush that I was expecting the parks to be rich and lush and full of “jungle” green! Not the case really! Unfortunately not what I was expecting so obviously a bit disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

This park is smack bang in the centre of San Jose and thus there is plenty to do in the immediate area. The park is aesthetic and clean and there is lots going on. It is a great place to enjoy lunch and rest weary...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

This small park is by far the most interesting of the many green spots of San Jose. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the pieces fine art are worth the detour. Especially, we loved the brand new sculpture, Nuevo Paradigma, showing three men rising from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went here everyday while we stayed at the Holiday Inn Aurola, 5 minute walk. There are parks right by the hotel but this one is the nicest.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Win T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We stayed nearby the park and walked past multiple times a day. Midafternoon is usually quiet and relaxing, but evenings and holidays had various musicians, including an African drumming class, and skateboarders doing tricks as well as families enjoying time together. A nice break right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Crista R
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Compared to the neighboring streets with lots of traffic and noise, it is a nice, quite place. Good if you want to rest for a while (many benches), you can stay and watch a few different species of birds. Also has a few interesting pieces...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mitholm
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Some of the San Jose park areas are covered by paving slabs, so this one is great to have grass. The sculptures are fun too and the koi pond adds further interest.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 12TravellingG
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mtingtang
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sahoulio
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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