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“Nice park”

National Park (Parque Nacional)
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$77.00*
and up
San Jose Evening Walking Tour with Dinner in Escazú
Ranked #21 of 119 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice park”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

The park was easy to get to from our hotel and is a nice spot to visit and get away from the business of the city. We enjoyed the trees, flowers, birds....

Visited March 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Site for people watching and the annual Transitarte Festival”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Park benches or the steps at the base of the monument are great places to sit and read a book or to people watch. If you are here in March you must take in the annual art and music festival, Transitarte, which sets up in the park. There are also excellent cafes on the north side of the park, including a vegetarian restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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North Haven, Connecticut
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47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cute city park”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

For the record, this review is for the park located within the city of San Jose, not the Costa Rican national park system (there seems to be some confusion on here). My hostel was right across the street from here, so I walked around this little park quite a bit. It's a nice little oasis in the middle of the metropolitan area, with beautiful trees and nice paths. It's very popular among the locals...although I wouldn't recommend it after about 6:00 or 7:00pm, it tends to get a little sketchy. People are warned against being there at night -- I walked back to my hostel nearby 30 minutes or so after nightfall and all I saw were a lot of couples making out on the benches, but I could easily see it getting dangerous later at night. Moral of the story: nice park to walk through during the day, avoid at night.

Visited February 2013
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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204 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

It was across the street from pur hotel. Great place,great, for families, very large! So many families havingicnics and fun and all kinds of orting activities and manicured to the finest

Visited March 2012
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New York City
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Definite Must”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Make sure that you get a tour guide. Ours was Mauricio. How he found the animals in the trees, I'll never know. He sets up a telescope so you can see increible birds, sloths, and bats. We didn't see any monkeys but you could hear them. He was incredibly knowledable and very friendly.

Visited February 2013
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