Parque El Arenal, Santa Cruz

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Nature / Park
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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  • This park looks okay. But don't expect a green park. There is only concrete. And the surrounding streets are very noisy. Not very fun.  more »
  • This a park in the downtown of Santa Cruz, it has a big fountain of water and recently they tried to improve it but it is next to a market so it is normally dirty and with many people. At nights it ca...  more »
  • Not sure what this parque is doing in the city at all. Yes, it has water, a small island etc, but it seems like a wasted space. Maintenance in general seems to be poor. The walk bridge to the island w...  more »