Central Park (Parque Central), San Jose
(2.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Visit Central Park (Parque Central), a popular meeting place among locals located in the center of San Jose. The park features a gazebo, supported by four legs and sitting atop a platform, and famously donated by former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. The surrounding area consists of a few trees that provide shade, with the national flag of Costa Rica flying proudly in the park. After taking some photos, continue from the plaza and visit the nearby national cathedral. Put Central Park (Parque Central) into our San Jose trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This would be a nice place to sit and enjoy the world for a while. Tons of birds, mostly parrots. Also, a load of statues, including Pope John Paul II right across the street. Many people, just enjoyi...  more »
  • Nice park in middle of busy town area. Quiet area to relax and watch the people and birds. It was on our bus tour or we would not have seen this park. 
  • Very disappointed, the park was very dirty, full of litter and graffiti. Being in the center of town also ment that it was busy and noisy. I did like watching the Parrots that were flying around. 
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  • Love the childhood memories at this place. You can see the happiness in people's faces as a part of the tranquil Heredian culture.
  • Pretty calm green park to relax. Clean and Heredia's community arrange a lot of cultural activities at night. Must visit.
  • Love this park, its huge, lots of places to rest, next to the church and various other locales. A good place to take a break while running errands.
  • A nice place to pause and reflect.
  • Amazing afternoons here!