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National Park (Parque Nacional)

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Address: Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 /19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Description: This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.

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The National Theatre and Museum are musts

For the culture-minded, there is a beautiful theater is the center of San Jose and several museums to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice area. I loved the private beach it was wonderful. Be careful with the monkeys, they are little thief.Be aware that when paying the park fee with a credit card it will post as cash advance. The same goes for theairoport departure

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

For the culture-minded, there is a beautiful theater is the center of San Jose and several museums to visit.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We just wandered through...it was right across the street from the hostel where our son stayed. My clearest memory is that it had parrots all over...parrots not in cages! It was shady and quite lovely with plenty of benches and areas for picnics and sitting.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited the volcano as part of a tour by Sol Tropical. It was a little cold, because the view is from over 8,000 feet. But one gets used to it. Clouds pass constantly, but if you are lucky you will get a good view. It is impressive, with the steam constantly coming from the acidic lake in the center... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We liked sitting down to eat at the park. It gets hot midday but we were there early enough to enjoy a peaceful meal.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The National Park for the 2005 archeological dig site, much improved in 2013, makes for genuine pre-Columbian aqueducts, amphiheatre and stone walkway. At one time 20,000 peoples lived around the major ceremonial mound where the leader lived. Fascinating!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 /19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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