Parque El Arenal, Santa Cruz

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Locals and tourists alike enjoy the laidback atmosphere at Parque El Arenal, a vibrant public park with a popular lagoon at the heart of the city. Look for the mural by famed Bolivian artist Lorgio Vaca representing his vision of modern day Santa Cruz as well as its history, located on an island in the middle of the lagoon. While the park gives off a friendly vibe during the day, beware of the potential for crime in the area as the day gets darker. Parque El Arenal is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Santa Cruz Edition.
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  • In side City Center this space is very crowded, has a lagoon with bird very nice. Suitable for families. During the days of heat is not very nice as there where protection from the Sun.
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  • The place was near in our hostal, 360 Grado, kind of turned our lease to relax, always go out and come back tonight, we would sit in the Park and sit on a stool to relax and talk about the ride of the day and also on the tour the next day.
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  • Central park, free admission, Lake with many fish visible from shore, pigeons and great artistic Panel.
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