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National Park (Parque Nacional)

Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 /19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
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Ranked #16 of 39 attractions in San Jose
Type: Parks
Description: This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
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Ewing, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great place. We had a great time. Had to hike to the beach but there were plenty of monkeys and other wildlife to keep us company. The view of the ocean is spectacular.

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Westminster, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you've already been on a number of forest/jungle hikes in Costa Rica with the goal of seeing wildlife, you might consider passing on this one. You will not see the range of wildlife in this very busy park as you might in other jungles of Costa Rica. The large crowds tend to startle away many of the would-be spottings.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Manuel Antonio Park is not exactly as I expected. My wife and I took a guided tour with Iguana Tours. There is good and bad in taking a guided tour. The good is that our guide was very informative, found many animals and insects that you got to see them up close because he had a scope. My guess is... More

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Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

don't get a guide. don't go on a tour. don't expect wild life except monkeys (who come to the trail for the people, probably fed there by the park). just bring what you need for the beach, including your own refreshments, choose one, and have a great day out

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Toronto, Canada
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342 reviews 342 reviews
90 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
2 reviews
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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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The town you drive through tries to get you to park in the town and charge you a few bucks, don't do it, parking is plentiful and free by the park. This was one of many places we visited and I was not very impressed. Yes you hear monkeys, but good luck seeing them without binoculars except for the smaller... More

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