Central Park (Parque Central), San Jose

2.7
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, San Jose attractions like Central Park (Parque Central) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located in front of the Cathedral of San José, in the very center of our capital city, it is still a good place to find a taxi, meet or buy a little lottery piece.
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  • Not worth the visit. Nice to see and walk by, but nothing else. We visited in one day seeing San jose.  more »
  • The downtown area of San Jose is old and very busy. The square has nothing special, many pigeons and street vendors
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  • Nice park in San Jose. We went at night. Only had a bit of time for a photo. It looked clean. Lots of people since it was after work and everyone was commuting from their jobs. Lots of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Park is near food, retail shops, museums and churches.
  • Very nice, small City Park. You hear the parrots in the trees, see the red squirrels. Go inside the beautiful church. Very safe and clean. Locals are very nice people.
  • Giant open space, lots of street performers. Cool spot to sit down and people watch. Close to some decent bars and restaurants and close to the promenade.
  • Nice pair in the center of La Fortuna. The taxi central is right by the park.
  • Love it for real but don't go at night
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