Parque Juan Santamaria, Alajuela

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At the heart of the city Parque Juan Santamaria represents the central square, dedicated to Costa Rica's national hero. The surrounding area contains plants and flowers, as well as paintings, and serves as a popular recreational and meeting area among the locals. The concrete section features a bronze statue of Juan Santamaria flanked by two cannons. He was born in 1831 and died in 1856 during William Walker's invasion of the country. See Parque Juan Santamaria and all Alajuela has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alajuela journey builder tool .
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  • Just to spend a while... about other parks as the children or the central... as cafeterias or bakeries... to eat something in the afternoon
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  • In this park you can find part of our country's past, you can have fun in the Sun, skating, biking, many things that can be done outdoors and calmly.
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  • It is a beautiful place to hang out or take the kids to entertain. There are many security - police - and the atmosphere is fun
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  • Nice city park which has a playground and lots of activities planned throughout the year. Police are always walking around.
  • There is not much there, the monument of the Costa Rican national freedom hero, and that's it.
  • Has been renovated. Is clean and open to the public. Public events held here.
  • Lots of people celebrating 2017 and looking forward to 2018
  • Great for drinking pachas

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The grid-like central streets of Alajuela boast a host of accommodations, with mid-range hotels and bed and breakfasts dominating. Look along Avenida Central for the best range of choices. From there, you'll have easy access to all the best attractions in Alajuela. The streets around Parque Juan Santamaria also offer nice options.
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