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National Park (Parque Nacional)

Address: Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 /19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 41 Attractions in San Jose
Owner description: This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
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Owner description: This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I liked that it's clean and lush like most of the Parks in and outside of San Jose & throughout Costa Rica

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Enderby, British Columbia, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My wife and I spent a month at Christmastime (2014) in San Jose and found this park early on (we walked on average 20 kms/day). We came to the park the first time from the NW corner and encountered a Costarican jewellery maker fabricating some creations at a picnic table - what a more perfect workplace I couldn't imagine (when... More 

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Ohio
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270 reviews 270 reviews
124 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Many people have this park, which is a downtown city park, confused with the Poas Volcano National Park. This park has NOTHING to do with volcanoes. It is downtown at the intersection of Calle 15 and Eladio Prado Sanez. It is a beautiful park to sto pin, but please do not confuse this with the volcano park or you will... More 

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Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When visitng San Jose I walked from the Parque Nacional through the Paseo de las Damas to the other two parks, Parque Espana and Parque Morazán. I love dto walk around. Beautiful gardens and very interesting architecture from different tomes in the Costa Rican history.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went there when there was a huge international event with shows, international food and stores with local goods from every part of southern/central-america.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great trees, nice and shady, the monument still in great shape!!!, Great memories of my childhood. Park was clean.

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Toronto, Canada
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372 reviews 372 reviews
93 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great place to meet friends and hang out for a picnic. There is a little lake but no swimming. Lots of people around all the time and seemed very safe during the daylight hours. Trees for shade or fields for football/frisbee. Parking around the edge of the park with no issues. Bathrooms available. I did not see any food concessions.... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I visited this park briefly, and I thought it was a nice and pleasant park to spend a bit of time in, but I would not call it a must see at all.

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

All the national parks just took my breather away on how beautiful them are and how then had being touch

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Very nice park to spend time in. Very restful place to visit and hang out in. Enjoyed my visit there.

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