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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  • In the heart of San Jose, serves as a compass and reference to get to every interesting place of the city. Is is of all, from culture, shops to sample gastronomic.
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  • This rather unremarkable square is just across from the Metropolitan Church. If you're visiting the church, it's nice to stroll through the square as you head away, but probably best not to linger. Th...  more »
  • Is a place that even if invites to pass, if is of care and mainly in the nights. Take the certainty of the police presence if you are a tourist, because it gets a little dangerous at night.
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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!