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Parque Juan Santamaria

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Address: C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856...

A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856 invasion of Costa Rica by William Walker.

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Very popular, on the city bus route. Lots shade and amazing architecture and shpping. Parking is tricky.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Tina R
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now that Pokemon Go is on fire!! You can come here any time and find at least 4 pokestops with lur ;) The place is secure and very wide open so the space is not a problem.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Very popular, on the city bus route. Lots shade and amazing architecture and shpping. Parking is tricky.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stop here on our way to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. It gives me the opportunity to teach my students about how Juan Santamaría and the Ticos stood up to William Walker.

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1 Thank Jimmy G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was within walking distance to the park, we used the park for our daily exercise, it is a safe place to recreate.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Our taxi driver took the time to show us this little park which pays tribute to a young drummer to staved off an invasion by some crazy American a long time ago. It is a nice little city park, safe and open for walking. Really not much there- but a statue.

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1 Thank Kascha N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

On a Sunday morning I could hear drumming coming from down the street of my hostel. When I went to investigate there was a group of drummers practicing songs and routines. They were very entertaining to watch as they throw and spin their drums in the air while playing. There is wide open space here so it makes me think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It was just the park but Cartagena that surprised us. It was very safe and the old city was great, worth the visit!

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a Great place to rest and take some photos. There is a children's park across the street as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It is a monument and a small concrete area around it right in the middle of Alajuela city. If you are a historic seeker you may enjoy taking a picture and visiting the Museum too. Costa Ricans used to think this guy was a hero but now, not even government officials from the Ministry of Education believe that any more.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We stopped here briefly but I didn't really see the attraction. Maybe it holds some significance for Costa Ricans, but from a tourist standpoint it was just another park.

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