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Parque La Sabana

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: The city's largest park.
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely green space in the middle of busy downtown San Jose to stroll and admire the lake and trees. Picnic areas and paddle boats available. Mounted policia on patrol who posed for pictures for me. Most fun was renting a little Palomino for 3K colones ($6) from a man who spoke no English and turned me loose to ride the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Huge Park,,, Something for everybody,,, bring the kids too… running, walking, biking , swimming, hiking….

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Super large park right in the middle of the city. Great for people watching. Apartoel La Sabana is real close so it made a great landmark as well.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We train at the Sabana every day. they open the inner parking at 5AM and hundreds of locals flock to do their morning exercise. It's a great ambiance.

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Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This huge park has a running track and trails, a roller blade oval, soccer, American football and baseball fields, basketball courts and I think tennis as well. It also had a small lake with paddle boat rentals and a stadium. It was filled with families and children picnicking, local sports teams playing and practicing and people having fun. The only... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was one of the highlites of the city in my previous visits, but upon the construction of the new soccer stadium next to it, they almost destroyed it. Very sad!

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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The first time I visited this park I was disappointed as it was desolate with no one around. It looked old and tired. The second time was more pleasant as there were people enjoying sports and picnics. I enjoyed the variety of ducks at the lake and watching the local try their much at fishing. I saw squirrels playing in... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A bit crowded and chaotic on holidays, it's a great place to take a stroll on a weekday around the pond and through the varied mature mini-forests. There is also a jogging track, if that's your thing, but watch out for the bicyclists and skaters. I've met some nice locals there.

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Tibas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Besides being a lung of the city is one of the main places of recreation for the family where you can practice many sports

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The park is a DUMP...unregulated food vendors, human feces, used condoms, horse manure, motorcycles driving across the park, corrupt park officials, charging money for using the public restroom, every other tree is a urinal,dog poop from stray and leashed dogs all over the place. It's not a family friendly park it's a place where ticos poop and urinate in public...and... More

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