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Parque La Carolina

Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #25 of 104 Attractions in Quito
Type: Parks
Description: Largest park in the Quito
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This park is huge and takes up several city blocks. There are nice paved walkways all the way through. There is also a track to run on which many people do. Lots of trees to lay under and read a book.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
70 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great to visit on a weekend with all of the vendors and food kiosks. Nice to see families out enjoying the day. There is a playground and lots of open spaces to enjoy.

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central VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This large city park was near my hotel and I walked there twice during a brief visit to Quito. Many people were enjoying the space: running, playing soccer, walking, spending "quality time" with a partner. On my second trip there were several organized soccer games going on, but there was plenty of room to wander elsewhere if you wanted to... More

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Dover, Delaware
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118 reviews 118 reviews
94 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We walked through this park several times during our stay in Quito. El Jardin Mall is at the southern end and there is a nice mall at the northwest end. It's not very green this time of year but there are enough trees and flowers to give you a peaceful stroll. You will see children playing "el futbol" (soccer), joggers,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Make sure you go on a Sunday, to truly see the liveliness of the place. Lots of vendors...I recommend the coconut juice. There was a nice skate park, a clown doing tricks for kids, and a comedian. Very lively.

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KC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Over the years that we have visited Quito, we have enjoyed this park. It offers places for kids and adults to play. It also has ample grassy areas just to relax.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So much to see & do. I spent hours there with my grandchildren. My 3 year old could run and play with no worries, playgrounds, rides, horse rides, boat rides, bounce house. Food, ice cream & cotton candy. An inexpensive day, with much fun.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Large park in Quito, a boating area and a Botanical Garden, which is well worth a visit. Plants from all over this diverse country. There are a large collection of beautiful orchids.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lots to see and do, most of it free...soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, botanical gardens and herpetarium (both for a modest fee). Food stands, street food, vendors, rides for small children, rental paddleboats, sometimes music, always people watching. If you can't find something that interest you, check your pulse!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Like many of the sites surrounding Quito, the park offers great views of the city -- some of which are of non-central areas. The walking trails aren't particularly scenic but if you've had too much Ecuadorean food on your trip, you might want to come here for exercise anyway! We got lost a few times on our trip but eventually... More

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