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This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here everyday while we stayed at the Holiday Inn Aurola, 5 minute walk. There are parks right by the hotel but this one is the nicest.

Thank Win T
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stayed nearby the park and walked past multiple times a day. Midafternoon is usually quiet and relaxing, but evenings and holidays had various musicians, including an African drumming class, and skateboarders doing tricks as well as families enjoying time together. A nice break right...More

Thank Crista R
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Compared to the neighboring streets with lots of traffic and noise, it is a nice, quite place. Good if you want to rest for a while (many benches), you can stay and watch a few different species of birds. Also has a few interesting pieces...More

Thank Mitholm
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Some of the San Jose park areas are covered by paving slabs, so this one is great to have grass. The sculptures are fun too and the koi pond adds further interest.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed June 20, 2018

A cute little park in the middle of the city. On one side is the National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) and on the other corner is the Supreme Court with the Plaza de la Libertad Electoral where each newly elected president stands. The park itself has...More

Thank mtingtang
Reviewed May 20, 2018

A nice park with guides excellents and passionates by their country and the volonty to preserve it. You will take your palms after because the beach is really nice, an eden place . After visiting the park it s perfect the car park: go to...More

Thank sahoulio
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Ended up here while on a free walking tour called San Jose Free Walking Tour. We learned all about the statue in the middle and about the train that's just a few feet from the park. It's a lovely park that's nice and quiet with...More

Thank jjnewbee1
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Arrived here with the family and friends and it was as if we stepped into a fairy tale. The view is amazing, the water is clear and warm, and above all being on the beach is nothing short of amazing. It transports you to another...More

Thank TakeMoreAdventures
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This park has many art installations from traditional to modern. The bird life and bird sound help you forget you are in the middle of a City. With the many trees there is plenty of shade on hot sunny days making the park a good...More

Thank TrevorTJM
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Go there to meditate, walk or as a passerby. They usually have some artwork on exhibit within the park which is always a delight to witness. It's also oppose the national library so you might want to go there too if you're interested in Spanish...More

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