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Between the Jade Museum and Al Mercat

Having enjoyed the fab jade and gloomy atmosphere of the Jade Museum, stroll up to Al Mercat (opens... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Actually took the train

We had a short tour to Cartaga and we actually took the train back to San Jose from there. It's a... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
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28 Nov 2018
“Between the Jade Museum and Al Mercat”
4 Feb 2018
“Actually took the train”
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Having enjoyed the fab jade and gloomy atmosphere of the Jade Museum, stroll up to Al Mercat (opens midday) for an outstanding lunch and take in this lovely old railway station on the way. It still welcomes a few trains a day, and the presence...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Perrygrinate
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Very well preserved train station that served and still serves as the main station for all the people and commerce going and coming from the port of Limón in the Atlantic. Admire the architecture and a small display of antiques. Make it part of your...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Carlos U
Reviewed 19 March 2018

A nice historic and still in operation train station near National Park. Beautiful outside building. It is too bad that the place is locked when no trains are coming and going. It is a nice place to look at, and is also located near 17th...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had a short tour to Cartaga and we actually took the train back to San Jose from there. It's a well used transportation and was quite busy. The ride was fine and we had a nice view coming back. Unfortunately we returned to San...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mas1958
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I had hear that there were exhibits within the station, but not so. It's still an active commuter station, so we were able to see a portion of the building being used as a ticketing spot and people getting off and boarding a train. About...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is (again) a lively Railway station, especially during peak hours there are long queues of people waiting. The price is 550 Colones one way regardless of where you get off. I took the train in Cartago at the end of the afternoon, when most...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The height of budget railroad technology, sixty or seventy years ago perhaps. Interesting building and facility, and a little more visually pleasing than its sister Pacific Rail Station across downtown. But observe and be amazed at the creaky old narrow gauge tracks wending their way...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Frederic3030
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We viewed this train from our bus tour of downtown San Jose. It was difficult to take pictures with the fence enclosure. Brick sidewalk was nice and was great to see a part of Costa Rica history. Glad they have preserved this train.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank kythoro
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful architecture. Lovely history. This is a nice building to look at and read up on the jungle train history. I took the train from here many times when it was operative from San Jose to Limon in the early 1980s. Brought back many memories....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank fabulousbakerboy
Reviewed 18 January 2016

You may as well just drive by this because the train station is not open and the train is caged in and very difficult to even take pictures of it through the fence. There is very little information except on a plaque by the train...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Usia2014
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