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Parque Juan Santamaria

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 invasion of Costa Rica by William Walker.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
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C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice setting and family environment . We went after a concert with the Costa Rica 's philharmonic at 3pm. I believe it was a lift up from the busy streets.

Thank isabella P
Reviewed September 12, 2016

In 1856 time William Walker (from the US) lead a group of mercenaries to take over Costa Rica. This statue represents Costa Rica's hero, Juan Santamaria, a local farmer who volunteered to go burn the shack where Walker and his invaders were hiding. Juan was...More

Thank pcochranak
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed people watching here. Most locals wander through looking at their phones. There is a nice mural on the wall and a bus stop here. I wouldn't go out of My way to visit but we stayed nearby.

Thank jannelupita
Reviewed July 27, 2016

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.

Thank CostaRicaWooow
Reviewed June 18, 2016

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

Thank Tina R
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.

1  Thank Jimmy G
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.

1  Thank awagner2287
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...More

1  Thank Kascha N
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...More

1  Thank Lindsay L
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!

1  Thank DonS29
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